The Bride
The Bride

ARNY SCHMIT

(1959)

Luxembourg

 

The Bride

 

160 x 200 cm

Oil on Canvas

2017

 

The title of the work, The Bride, refers to the white dress worn by the character depicted.

 

The painting focuses on some details of the character, namely her hands and part of her dress, but not her face, reinforcing the narrative questioning of her identity and the reason for the red spots on her right hand.

 

The background is dark. It represents a landscape with a grey loaded sky, while a shadow vaguely suggests the silhouette of a village or a small city that crosses the plan horizontally. Grey paint splashes heighten the threatening side of the landscape, which is far from peaceful.

 

The Bride is fragmented into 3 distinct elements, which interact and allow for several readings. It is through their juxtaposition that the notion of duality is highlighted.