This piece is more of an essay and an experiment in form. Before writing the piece, I was interested in how painters can create motion with radiating lines centered around a focal-point. Investigating these properties in classics like Delacriox’s La Liberté guidant le peuple and modern works like Michelle Grabner’s Untitled (2010), October 5th is composed with a bright focal-point at the center of the piece with radiating material coming from the peripheries. Keeping with the unifying technique in painting, all of the pitches are related to each other by set relationships with the ‘prime’ being the focal-point.
Image: Michelle Grabner, Untitled (2010)