1919 Sleeping Peasants
Water color and Pencil on Paper
Museum of Modern Art, New York
I choose this painting because of the different colors that stood out to me. The use of colors namely yellow and vivid indigo blue, draws the viewer’s eye to the center of the frame. The painting looks very planned and controlled. The theme here in my opinion is that there are two peasants who after a long day working in the fields rest and take a break. There are no shadows shown which indicated that it is in the middle of the day. Also I noticed that his hat sits right on top of his head indicating that the light source is coming from directly above.