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By allowing ourselves to open up to a work of art, the piece is able to deepen for us, and take on meaning perhaps far beyond the artist’s original intention.

In this episode of Beyond the Frame, we explore the duality of color in Hunter Wood’s 1943 oil on canvas, “Unidentified Coast Guard Vessel”. This icy blue rescue scene shows the Coast Guard heroically breaking through the daunting waves that seem to be pulling us under…

In this work we feel its effects on our encounter with a work of art, especially when combined with perspective, and introspection. That raw experience between you and a work of art can be incredibly impactful.

This series is made possible by the generous support of the Newport News Arts Commission and the York County Arts Commission.

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