Introspection and Inspiration
Autonomy and 'The House of the Red Clouds'
As an artist of the visual and written languages, I have always been interested in what intrigues artists and feeds their drive to create. During the course of my research, I have explored Harry Brorby’s interest in emotional and visual expression in terms of his desire to create an autonomous artistic identity. Throughout history, the challenge of forming a unique artistic identity has been vital to the individual as well as to entire cultures. As Brorby strives to define his place within the art world, he recognizes that the individual and society can sometimes find themselves at odds with one another. To uncover the motivation behind Brorby's work, I explore the evolution of his early works to the Yellow Series, arguably the climax of his artistic career and representative of the development of his selfhood. In conjunction with papers and personal artistic statements Brorby authored, the examination of this evolution helps to place his work within an art historical context and explains the interest and the propulsion behind his artistic identity.
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