Una abstracción: “Sol sobre tu campo de batalla” – Abstract Art: “Sunrise over Your Battlefield”

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Rara la vez que doy una explicación de lo que he pintado, y mas raro aun si se trata de explicar una abstracción. Pero siempre que hay reglas hay excepciones. “Sol sobre tu campo de batalla” es una abstracción pero también símbolo de un recuerdo, personal, lejano, inexorable e implacable, y lo he usado de referencia…interna…para crear este cuadro.

Sabemos que el sol brilla, alegra, aclara dudas, penas, aleja los miedos, y hasta nos hace pensar que hemos sobrevivido, que la tempestad ya ha pasado y que estamos salvos. Pero a veces en los lugares mas idílicos, donde llega la energía y el brillo del sol, es donde nos encontramos con grandes peligros, con tragedias, con el sufrimiento y con la guerra. Esto es lo que simboliza esta abstracción, y aunque la referencia proviene de mis experiencias y mis recuerdos, puede que este cuadro establezca un claro vinculo con los vuestras.

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Rarely, if ever, do I proffer an explanation of one of my paintings. Even rarer is that I explain an abstract painting. But there are exceptions to every rule and here is what I’ve to say about “Sol sobre tu campo de batalla” (“Sunrise Over Your Battlefield”). It is abstract and refers to a personal memory. This long ago reminiscence, inexorable, and implacable, was the internal reference I used to create this painting.

We all know that the sun shines brightly and usually that makes us happy. Its brilliance tends to clear away doubts and pain. It lessens fears and makes us think that we have survived, that the storm has passed and that now we are safe under the warmth of the sun. But there are times, when in the most idyllic places where the sun shines, we find danger, tragedy, suffering and war beneath that brilliant light. This is what this abstract painting represents. And although the internal reference procedes from my experiences and memory, it could also be a clear link to yours as well.

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Primera etapa del cuadro: Estableciendo la referencia interna con la pintura, con los colores y con el ritmo de los pincelazos dados sobre el lienzo.

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First stage: Establishing the internal reference with the paints used, with the colours chosen and with the rhythm of the brushstrokes on the canvas…

Gracias…

Cheers…

12 Comments

  1. vermavkv says:

    Excellent painting with beautiful concept.

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    1. Thank you Sir! Very much!

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  2. Easymalc says:

    This is a very colourful painting Francesc and your explanation of how you wanted it to look helps people like me understand what was going ion in your mind. You may not always want that to be the case, but I’m glad that you opened up all the same.

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    1. Thank you Malc, I truly appreciate your comments and your time. The reason I don’t usually explain an abstract is that an abstract is supposed to be just that, an abstract and the meaning, the expression is received by the observer as emotions or memories triggered by the colours or by aspects of or the entire composition. If I explain it, then there is already a pre-conceived knowledge that may inhibit the mind from absorbing the emotive qualities of certain…or all…colours. Thank you very much my friend and all the best!

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      1. Easymalc says:

        I understand.

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  3. Brad Osborne says:

    Loved the painting and the concept. But most of all, the title is perfection. In choosing the word “your” as the descriptor for battlefield, you leave an open invitation for the viewer to transpose their own experiences onto your work and connect to it in a deeper sense. Well done, my friend!

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    1. Yes, that was the whole of the idea, that is why I was reluctant, at first, to provide an explanation. It is what it is for the viewer which is important. Thank you my friend!

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      1. equipsblog says:

        Powerful painting and explanation. Muy Bien.

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  4. janetsm says:

    I’ve had a frustrating evening and I got angrier at myself than I should have. This painting portrays the way I feel. What I can’t put into words, you’ve put on canvas. Thank you, Francis, and all the best for you to have a great Friday.

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    1. Thank you so much Janet. For me what you have said represents the “magic” or the power of abstract painting. You can literally get lost in thoughts within the colours and find within them perhaps wisdom or solutions, sort of like a meditation. I truly appreciate your words. All the best and a lovely weekend to you.

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