Abstract Art: Samurai

Abstract Art by Sahra Hussain, title: Samurai (2017) 48W X 24H, Acrylic on Canvas (SOLD)

Inspired by the movie The Last Samurai, I painted this piece with strokes of a warriors sword.  I chose to use blacks and iridescent whites and silvers which represent armor, weaponry, and the midst.  The beauty of this piece is finding the soldiers, the horses, and the swords.

In general the beauty of abstract art is that you don’t know what it really means. You have to figure it out.  You can obviously interpret this anyway you want. However I chose to interpret this as I strategically painted it.  They may look like ninjas but ninjas move in silence not on the battlefield.

The canvas is beveled which is rare.  There is also a glass bead texture medium used to give the painting texture. This gives the drip painting movement and weight to create the shapes of the figures. The shapes to me are warriors and samurais which is why I call this Samurai.


Author: Sahra Hussain

I'm an American artist and writer.

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