Friday, August 12, 2011

Coexistence

Title - Coexistence - II
Size - 22 x 15 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Title - Coexistence - I
Size - 22 x 15 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Nature is truth. Probably absolute truth. Culture is a subjective truth. Culture is man made. It is anti nature. Nature has to be destroyed for culture to thrive. And when the side effects of culture becomes unbearable nature strikes back. It destroys culture. But a new culture flourishes again. Nature and culture are opposing forces. But at the same time both validate each other. Both give meaning to each other. Nature and culture co-exist. The balance of power keeps shifting, but they exist together to define each other.

9 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Prabal, your paintings are superb. I see an increased depth [metaphorically] in them since I have started following. And I enjoyed your note , but being me, I would beg to differ that culture validates nature.

Carol Blackburn said...

Great post, Prabal. Your thoughts on this subject are too deep for me to comment on today. I am on vacation and trying to put all deep thinking aside for a few days :)

Pat said...

Very thoughtful post and stunning paintings.
Co-existence II is more pleasing to my eye; I like the angles of the two walls and the light within the painting. That's just me though :)
Co-E I is beautifully done, I am in awe of the way you've painted the brickwork, very well done! xx

Crystal Cook said...

Prabal these are both simply incredible, not only are they beautiful (I LOVE the colors and fluidity in the washes, especially the top one) but they give the viewer much to ponder over. Which is one of the best kinds of art in my opinion. :)

Sandra said...

What an interesting way of looking at it. And you are right! Lovely paintings Prabal. So detailed and yet not at all over worked!

Prabal said...

Kathryn,
Thank you for your appreciation. It means a lot.

Carol,
Hope you are having a good time. I can see from your blog that you are enjoying yourself.

Prabal said...

Pat,
Your comments are always so generous. Thank you so much. :)

Crystal,
Huzzah. :)

Sandra,
Thank you lady for your kind comment.

Carrie'sCreations said...

Prabal you are so right! Your paintings are beautiful and such a great series to ponder on:)

hmuxo said...

Two amazing paintings Prabal! Watercolor to me is so difficult and you make it look so easy..beautifully detailed.!