Explore the depth of human experience through this art series inspired by Mark Twain's quote: "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody." In these moonlit landscapes, figures are shrouded in shadows, symbolizing the hidden aspects we all carry. The moon, a symbol of hope, casts an ethereal glow, yet fails to penetrate these hidden depths, inviting introspection.
The intentional obscurity in the paintings prompts reflection. Are the figures lost in the dark woods seeking solace, or are they guarding secrets? The answer, like the moonlit forest, remains a mystery. The series doesn't aim to unveil secrets but acknowledges their existence. We all have hidden parts, fears, and shadows. Accepting them allows for growth, and the figures symbolize the universal struggle to face our flaws with courage.
Each painting offers a unique perspective using color, composition, and symbolism to evoke different emotions. Some convey melancholy, others quiet contemplation, and a few hint at hope peeking through shadows. The series serves as a catalyst for self-reflection. Gazing at these moonlit landscapes, consider your own hidden self.
What truths reside in your shadows, and what courage does it take to bring them into the light? Explore the darkness within to illuminate the path towards a more authentic life.
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Oklahoma-Arkansas artist Lourry Legarde specializes in a breathtaking range of fine art, from impressionist landscapes to modern abstract paintings, distressed fine art, color scheme abstracts, horse paintings, digital impressionism oil palette knife paintings, autumn impressionism paintings, kitchen and wine art, and more!