The Influence of Titles on Art

Here’s a studio shot of “Veil 236.” This mixed and digital media painting is from my Veil Series paintings. I consider each painting in the series a visual meditation.

An open-ended title is given to each painting to avoid overly directing the viewer’s thoughts and impressions.  If I titled this painting “I Screamed At The Sky” instead of “Veil 236”  you might view the piece differently. The influence a title has on a work of art, song, poem, etc. is something not to take lightly. I could just number each painting for less influence on how a piece is viewed. Please note that the number after the main title (Veil) is for identification purposes.  The number does not indicate a date or order of completion. I realize even the simple title “Veil” will influence how others see this art.  What impressions does this painting give you? Does a title come to mind?

Veil 236. Mixed + digital media on canvas.

Veil 236. Mixed + digital media on canvas.

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