This wildly exuberant and colorful abstract poster for the 2006 Spoleto Festival in Charleston shows bold dabs of colors that are surrounded by a large, pink heart-shaped outline. Flowers in a garden surrounded by a heart? That is the impression that comes to mind in viewing this lovely poster.
American artist Jim Dine created this poster for the Spoleto Festival. Hearts are an oft-repeated theme in Dine’s work. When asked how many hearts he had painted over his long career, he responded “millions,” then added that he actually had no idea but that he used hearts as a template for all his emotions and as a landscape for everything. With his heart images he has explored the interrelationships of color, texture, form and composition in a variety of media, including drawing, print, painting and sculpture. As a self-described romantic artist, he has claimed the heart as his personal symbol.
Jim Dine (b. 1935) began his career in the early 1960s and has been a creative force in the art world since then. He is often grouped with the pop artists of that era, but early on he developed his own style of incorporating popular symbols that reflected his introspective viewpoint and his personal and emotional experiences in prints, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and poetry.
This bright, colorful poster with its large pink heart lifts the mood of everyone who is lucky enough to view it on a wall. It will go in any room and fit with any décor. Bring happiness into your space with this wonderful work of art.