For Artwork in Focus we explore individual artworks, critiquing their style and discussing their socio-political context. Today we look at Freedom Beach by Anonymous.
About the Work
Titles : Freedom Beach
Artist : Anonymous
Medium : Oil on Canvas
Dimensions : 16″ x 20″
Location : Museum of Bad Art
Freedom…of the Soul?
The anonymous artist uses her brush quite freely in this work, disregarding traditional notions of painting. However, since this work is housed at the Museum of Bad Art, it must be critiques using unorthodox artistic standards.
Interestingly titled Beach Freedom, the work depicts a woman spending a sunny day at the beach. It seems like the woman’s soul (depicted in pink) has left her body following a sun stroke, as is suggested by the missing umbrella.
The only way to tell that the figure on the sand it a woman is that her body is curved a certain way, hinting at hips and breasts. The painting shows no perspective as the sky and sea become one continuous blue blotch. It’s a masterpiece indeed for the MOBA!
Freedom Beach is housed in the Museum of Bad Art. It is part of the museum’s collection of Rainbow Art.
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