Huddled in the light 3/12

Title and year unknown. Courtesy of Clarke University

My aunt clearly, returned to themes of good vs. evil, light against dark. To the left I see at least three  faceless figures (with dark hair), and maybe more with lighter hair, huddled together, basking in the light, in protection of white and yellow light. To the right, ceding the canvas’ territory to the light figures, is a red figure.

He is evil. He is the Devil. His large eye is fixed on his target, his claw-like hand reaching in to grab. Or,is it recoiling back- unable to penetrate God’s protection? I think the latter.

These are just initial impressions. More on this painting later. Nine more to post!

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About Michele Walfred

Communications Specialist at the University of Delaware College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, professionally I advocate for the people, places, institutions and culture which enable Delaware's largest industry, agriculture, to thrive. Personally, I am passionate about the fine and liberal arts. Wife, mother, photographer & writer, my passionate curiosity takes me on wonderful adventures!
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One Response to Huddled in the light 3/12

  1. Pingback: Twelve new paintings at Clarke University are discovered!! | Sister Mary James Ann, BVM Artist and Aunt

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