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Newest Collection: MADN - Modern Art Depicting Nature

10 December 2018

This week's new collection is MADN. This is not the first collection to use nature as a theme, but the works in this collection are generally darker than other collections depicting nature. Nature is not just beautiful, but also powerful and dangerous - and that is important to keep in mind. Curse from the Sky is a simple, foreboding work in this vein, using general blurriness and a fade between the complimentary colors of orang-red and yellow-green to give an impression of conflict. Peak of a Meaningless Mountain is another dour work, though with a different strategy. For one, it is much more sharp, and rather than fading from one color to another, it instead uses a jarring bright green as a contrast for the red background to highlight a figure in the foreground. Figuratively, the work represents the meaningless, the hopelessness, from conquering nature - nature does not exist to be conquered, and doing so is unsatisfying for the figure in the picture. Hill of Pins is more abstract than most of the rest of the works in this collection, requiring a certain viewpoint to see it as representative of its title; however, the work boasts an unusual set of visual motifs, making it generally unique. Blocking the Evening Sun is a standard work with a fairly high level of absolute quality - it focuses on a bright yellow background and contrasts that with a dark teal and black foreground, using good, sharp composition all the while. And finally of note, Natural Civilization Finale is once again sharp and very dark in feel, depicting the end by contrasting a soft green with a deep, faded red. The work's rough texture and the inconsistent composition of the green areas also help this impression. Please enjoy!



This work, though not at all new, is notable for being completely unique among all the other works in this gallery in its texture. While most works have more defined changes in color, or more digital feels, the rounded, almost blurred and genuinely watery-looking contours, color changes, and light refractions make this work truly one-of-a-kind.



A calming work, representative of an entire class of the works in this gallery. The sunset motif is heavily visible in the background's orange-red color scheme, with the setting sun reflected in the lighter areas of the background. The feeling rolls across the smooth yet turbulent foreground from light into shadow, representing the shift from day into night.



Why are ponds green? I dunno. But then, sometimes you just have to jump in, and maybe it'll make sense. This was the first work ever uploaded to Monitors of Modern Art, and serves as a strong start by presenting a simple, meaningful metaphor.



This work uses the gallery's ripple wave archetype in a very interesting way, by restricting it to just two colors and blocking out the center of the image to give less of a sense of where the waves emanate from, or which direction they travel. The shading style and texture also help to make this work memorable and unique.



The name of this work is inspired by its intense warmth. Comprable, perhaps, to the surface of the planet Venus, only with less noxious gas. Like the planet venus, as Venerean Landscape ascends from the bottom, rises in altitude, it becomes less intense and more calming, to match Venus's upper atmosphere and general exterior appearance. Perhaps it is an utterly hellish place, but at least from our point of view, Venus is indeed a truly beautiful planet.