Artwork 221 - Swedish hollow flag

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© Jose D. Pérezgonzález. All rights reserved.

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Title Swedish hollow flag
Artwork 221th artwork (painting) by Jose D. Pérezgonzález
Date 6th January 2011
Type object (flag)
Support unstretched canvas, 510gsm (15oz) premium cotton duck by The Canvas Company, WH 34.5x27cm (13.5"x10.5")
Format irregular
Display free-standing, as a flag1
Dynamism static
Media acrylics, Winsor & Newton's Artists' Acrylic
Style brush painting
Others
Code

…The Swedish hollow flag is the hollow version of its national flag, flown to denounce past, present and future wrongs, such as lack of democracy, corruption, abuses, etc. It represents the nation as a "hollow" one. In order to do so, the flag is devoid of colours, with gold yellow lines outlining the national gold yellow cross. A smaller cross in the "heart" of the original cross is either hollow (cut-out) or, for convenience, simply black.
…The Swedish hollow flag is first raised to protest contemporary attitudes linked to the Assange / WikiLeaks case, namely the "muddy" attitudes regarding the two women denouncing Assange's for sex offenses in a dubious timeline, as well as the possibly politically motivated re-opening of the case by the Swedish prosecutor.
…The hollow flag is not necessarily raised as a support for Assange nor as a pronouncement of his innocence. It is flown to denounce the apparent thwarting of justice by some people in Sweden.
…A Swedish white flag is a companion to this hollow flag.
Theme
Beauty
Body
Ethnic
Global village
Great masters
Hue -blue
-green
-orange
-red
Theme
Hue -violet
-yellow
Nature
People
Spiritual
Tone -darks *
-greys
-whites *
21st century
Category
Colour
Line
Structure *
Composition
Deconstruction
Single *
Series *
Unique
Abstract
Abstraction
Realistic *2

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© Jose D. Pérezgonzález. All rights reserved.