Non-Western Part 1

The Jungle

The Jungle,  1942-44, Museum of Modern Art, NY by Wifredo Lam

Wifredo Lam is an Cuban Artist and is best known for his piece of art called The Jungle. The Jungle was painted between 1942-1944 and is now hung for display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. I choose this painting mainly because of the color, the way the color changes from the top of the painting to the bottom. The painting overall is rather dark but the spurts of bright color is what really caught my eye. Lam did an amazing job of creating this painting, personally my favorite part of the painting is the feet  because some of them look like hands and then some of them only have 3 or 4 fingers/toes.


3 thoughts on “Non-Western Part 1

  1. Your entry was very descriptive of the painting. I wouldn’t have noticed that the feet looked like hands if you had not pointed that out. The use of color in this painting really depicts what the colors of the inside of the jungle would look like. The deep greens and vibrant orange and yellows really attracts the eye. Great choice!

  2. I would agree that the colors in this painting are cool to look at (even though they are rather dark). Also, nice catch on the number of toes the beings in the painting have (I have never noticed the missing toes before). However, it would have been nice to have more information about the artist.

  3. I would never have guessed this was Cuban, it looks very African to me. Maybe there is some influence from there. I like the surreal-ness of the painting, and the way all the elements seem to blend together to create one whole image. And the weird handfeet.

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