d’Or

by Adam Chapman

expressionist painting of a pathway

2011, oil on canvas

d’Or simplifies a colour palette to contrast light and dark to depict a popular pathways along the Arno River in Florence, Italy. Despite its pretty, accessible range of smooth golden colour, d’Or is meant to be seen as being surrounded by riches, and moving towards the dark. The lack of genuine light tones can lean towards the transciense of life. “d’Or” is a french translation “of Gold”, a subtle signifier as if to say “This is not as it appears.”

 

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