Gravity's Rainbow Analysis

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Before this class I really didn’t give are much thought but now I have come to learn and appreciate that are is not only pretty pictures or statues. There are different reasons and uses for pieces of art, intended by the artist. Artists use many different colors, textures and techniques to reach their different audiences. Along with materials and objects, space and time period also influence art. No matter what the artist portrays, the audiences perceive it and appreciate it in different ways. Earlier artists created their works to be used but more modernized artists create art to get something noticed or just for beauty. In learning about art I have come to appreciate it more for what it is, an insight to the many different parts of the world. …show more content…
Odita was born in Enugu, Nigeria but moved to the United States in 1966 when his father was awarded an art history scholarship at Indiana State University. Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, he received his undergraduate degree at Ohio State University and his graduate degree from Bennington College in Vermont . Although abstract paintings weren’t very popular, Odita painted abstracts to express his multiculturalism. “Gravity’s Rainbow” is a flat painting using acrylic on canvas. Odita used the detailing technique to create many regular, precise lines. The focus of Odita puts on “Gravity’s Rainbow” are the different colors and sharp lines to form the different shapes . Odita uses both warm and cool colors to show the contrast of the different cultures he represents. He also uses complementary colors to intensify the separation of the two platforms and some naturalistic colors to show the nature of the two cultures. By combining the two of the cultures, Odita is able to show appreciation to both worlds that contributed to his …show more content…
The more I looked at it and researched, I realized it had a deeper purpose than just showing abstract shapes and nicely chosen colors. This painting makes me feel like Odili Odita was proud to show everyone the two different worlds he was a part of. I admire the way he used such simple materials to explain something so complex. I also feel a sense of being proud of being African American by combining the two cultures into something so beautiful. This painting gives me a sense of pride and knowing that my history is something special and important and it should be acknowledged as such. I think “Gravity’s Rainbow” would catch the attention of anyone who comes upon it. It is such a soft and sharp work of art that I think it is one of the most beautiful paintings I’ve ever seen. Odili Odita really used such a powerful concept in a plain work of art. I think that this picture speaks more than a thousand words and has so much history and meaning behind

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