Splendid Defiance III


Anna Barklem

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Splendid Defiance III

60cm x 60cm


The artwork Splendid Defiance III is the third in a series of expressionist paintings by the artist Anna Barklem.

The artwork focuses on the figure of a woman that is seated and leaning forward. The character has her back to the viewer. The angle gives the impression that the viewer sees a personal moment from an unobserved position.

The artist removes overcomplicated details in the foreground and background to allow the viewers to focus and become consumed by the pose of the figure.

This work uses a less abstract color pallet (as opposed to the more abstract colors used later in the series). This makes the expressionism more lifelike as the colors are closer to those combined in modern figure painting.

The artist uses a combination of broad brushstrokes over the main smaller details to give balance across the foreground and background.

The artist used the highest quality canva professional acrylics, mediums, and varnishes.

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Colors used in Splendid Defiance III

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