Abundance XIX Painting by Richard Bouwman

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic, Color, Paint on Canvas.

In this series I refer to the concept of plenitude as originated in the world of the Greek-Roman Antiquity. The idea of abundance, together with the feeling of well-being and pleasure, as expressed in the Greek word “Hèdonè” (Pleasure) is the inspiration for the series Abundance.
The work refers to gods or concepts that incarnate abundance, like the Greek god Dionysos, the god of wine and of budding nature life. At first sight, one notices a predominance of floral and vegetal shapes in this series – bunch of grapes, grape leaf, grapevine, an imagery which ultimately refers to nature, but one rather quickly realises that one deals with mental landscapes which refer to abundance, dreams, sleep, intoxication, the enigmatic, the intoxicating forces of nature. One is never confronted with an absolute autonomy of form and of colour in these works, for they are heavy with traces of organic forms. In the vertical structures we see even anthropomorphic forms. Man as a being which remains within the reign of nature, an eternal challenge to everything cultural and spiritual.



Abundance XIX

Richard Bouwman



Size: 37.4 W x 31.5 H x 1 in

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