Ship Of Fools Analysis

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As a flight attendant I've been to amazing places. While visiting Denver, Colorado, I had the opportunity to stopover to Sloane Gallery of Art. While there, I noticed an intriguing piece of work titled Ship of Fools by the Russian artist Viatcheslav Kalinin. This oil on canvas painting is 57 1⁄2 x 44 1⁄2 inches, created in 1991. Plush with vibrancy, its warm and cool contrast of colors creates an excitement throughout bringing it to life. The brushstrokes are distinct but shifted, there's a choppy element giving this German Expressionist hints of Cubism. The variations of blue have darker shades the closer the object appears giving an intensity to the positive space and loses value the further away. Notice the distant castle isn't blue as

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