Translation of Piano Concerto No. 2 (Shostakovich) III - Original Painting on Canvas
Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 is lighter and brighter than his earlier works, and, finally, sounds free of the pain and suffering he conveyed under Stalin rule. I still see a lot of white when I listen to the second movement, but I also sense a bit of playfulness in the keys. For these paintings (3 so far), I simplified the color palette, and played with delicate mark-making in shades of gray and blue. I captured a ray of light by adding golds and yellows under the hazy, cloudy background.
40 h X 30 w X 1.5 d inches
101.6 h X 76.2 w X 3.8 d centimeters