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By Louise Croese Featured

Yeppoon QLD, Australia

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DESCRIPTION

Truth, Like Gold
Conceptual art
"Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold." Leo Tolstoy
This painting catches different lights (tried to convey with photos at different times of the day or night) Gold leaf on a textured canvas, with washes of paint washed away - to suggest the brilliance that truth casts, and the convoluted texture and darkness imposed by nuances of truth and/or deception. The painting suits a light or dark space, illuminating a dark space and adding drama to a light space.
Monochrome in gold and black (venetian red tones).
The colour gold, like truth, represents success, achievement and triumph. Associated with abundance and prosperity, luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance, the psychology of this colour (and of truth) implies wealth and freedom.
Certificate of authenticity signed by the artist
61x92x3 ready to hang canvas - gold leaf and acrylic - with varnish protection

TAGS

gold leaf painting, gold and red painting, trees reflected in water, abstract gold leaf, venetian red wash, abstract landscape, light shining on water