From hell to Eternity by Joseph Hare

Description “Today’s World On Fire” Original,

Website: http://joegharejr.wix.com/artist

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Title of work From Hell To Eternity
Size of work ( either cm or inches) 11 by 14 inches

Style : expressionism
Technique, Medium & material used Creative digital art, printed on Metallic Gloss surface

Date work was completed (only submit work of the current year) 7/21/2013

5 Comments on “From hell to Eternity by Joseph Hare”

  1. I appreciate the inclusion of the two doves at the upper right hand corner. The work of art is well thought out and the division of space is well balanced. The branches at the top of the art work hold the viewers eye inside the artwork. So the rhythm is to move back down into the art work and review the soldiers, gate, gravestones and the figure walking in the distance. Which then brings the eye up to the doves and back down again! This is a powerful statement of our times. Thank you for your submission!

  2. An interesting painting with a strong message, excellent use of colour. The artists expertise has captured wonderfully the light step of the soldier entering the graveyard, adding another dimension. The painting has depth and also conveys a message of time. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  3. An interesting painting with a strong message, excellent use of colour. The artists expertise has captured wonderfully the light step of the soldier entering the graveyard, adding another dimension. The painting has depth and also conveys a message of time.

  4. There are two Peace carrying Doves among the fire; in white; depicts” The Only Hope.” The approach is pessimistic; the colors are little two high but certainly conveys fire..
    The shadows are as truncated Tree Branch; thick and adamant. Innumerable graves; the ghost walking through from Here To Eternity; and Her? nothing but Hell.
    The few army men firing in aimless chaos ; The work is good but not outstanding; appears to be imposing; or that is what the artist wants to convey. Can’t say.
    Only the technique; ultra modern; using the Digital image and printing on metallic surface is something; perhaps he has used the right material but still painting the same thing on canvas would have given more authenticity. That is my observation
    Yes; Lots of disturbing energy all around; not channelized but it is like ” A Tandem Of Lord Shiva; Cosmic ; destroying with everything for New Creation To Emerge.

  5. Combining Memorial and Protest as a vehicle for expression is a complex and visually demanding context in any art form. The risk I find this piece runs by virtue of the elemental, almost cliché symbolisms of war, loss and sacrifice somewhat undermines the intensity of the emotive story that desires telling. Much like poetry or novel writing, or even short story telling, less is often more, for here little is left to the emotional imagination and rather than evoke the tragedy and the heroism, the viewer is saturated by the overly obvious, from the work’s colour palette to the pastiche of stereotypical elements of fire, men at war and the memorial gravestones. The doves seemingly appear as overlay, as a literal artistic afterthought which to this eye lends itself to suggestive kitsch, which is a pity for there is good potential in this work were it more thoroughly distilled. The work explains rather than eludes to… leaving little room for engagement and while technically competent it feels as if the artist might achieve more by inference than blunt illustration.

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