Long Bright Day

Olev Subbi Long Bright Day 1992 acrylic, oil, masonite 90 × 120 cm

In this painting, the nude figure has become a part of the background, while the artist was much more interested in colour and composition. In Long Bright Day, the composition, consisting of balanced lines and forms, is stressed. For instance, there are various angles: bent and rounded angles, dispersed angles, the right-angled triangle in the foreground and the same angle in the model’s raised arm in relation to her body. The painting was an opportunity for the artist to experiment with strict geometrical transitions, as well as with dreamy blurred transitions. It is noticeable that the back right corner and the front left corner are in sharp focus, thus balancing the picture, while the area in between is slightly blurred.