Friday, February 23, 2024

The Tearful King

Artist Spotlight: Kaden Winter, BR senior

The unraveling of Macbeth in the Shakespearean play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, has inspired numerous literary works, but Winter’s painting of the fallen king, full of beautiful colors with patchworked façade, stands out as an authentic tribute.

Artistic Medium

Winter says he worked with acrylics and marker to produce The Tearful King.

“This is made with acrylic paint with a base layer of sharpie I used to guide myself along.”

Artistic Content

Winter’s work, he says, was inspired by his English class’s reading of the play.

“The king in the frame has clearly seen better days. I came up with this while our class was reading Macbeth. I wanted to give him a sickly, unraveled, stressed-out look.”

Artistic Message

Artists don’t always have a purposeful message, Winter says.

“There is no real intended moral or theme to this, it came from the heart and was influenced by how I was feeling at the time.”

Blue Ridge student art can be viewed on Artsonia.

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