Friday, September 24, 2010
Another favorite of mine, "Cat Girl" (click on it to make it bigger). Done in the early 80's and then, as many of Frank's paintings, retouched and revised several times over the years (and even completely redone in the 90's). Its an interesting piece, and like many classic painting through time, I believe its an allegory. The painting, to me at least, represents the three necessary elements of adventure: Temptation, in all her seductive glory; Mystery, in the form of the dark, winding forest/swamp; and Danger, in the form of the lurking cats and just the hint of a bare human ribcage lying on the ground.
Oh, and its all Green and Purple, the two most important colors in adventure, as Erol Otus would no doubt agree.