Are paintings alive? Here are 7 paintings trying to energise the notion that paintings exert a ‘persona’. Mitchell in his What Do Pictures Want observes that paintings force a shift in our relationship and that the painting may embody the female ‘gaze’. Graw speaks of paintings as ‘quasi-persons’.
Perhaps that is why many people find abstract art a challenge. Paintings announce their presence and speak.
Hanging such a painting in your house is like a new person joining the household and what if it hangs in the bedroom — becoming part of that intimacy.
Please enjoy. These are for an exhibition in France.