Art Analysis #15: Wall by Henning LudvigsenImage copyright 2007 by Henning LudvigsenArt Analysis #15: Wall by Henning Ludvigsen by *sequentialscott
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This analysis copyright 2009, Scott M. McDaniel
This is a personal painting by Henning Ludvigsen. You can see a larger version of it here, as well as a step-by-step of its development at his web site. For this analysis I'll talk about several things, including composition, eye guidance, values, process, and texture.
The first question to ask about it, though, is what's going on? What is the point of the illustration? While there is certainly information about character and hints at a story, my take is that the painting is most about setting a mood and presenting a concept: that of a bleeding wall. It's a pretty striking mental image, and Ludvigsen wanted to pres