Two Doors


Michael John Hunt
Acrylic on Panel
16″ x 12

In Michael John Hunt’s painting, the viewer finds themselves inside a shadowy room, gazing through an arched internal doorway. The scene unfolds with a captivating play of light and shadow. Beyond the doorway, the floor of the next room is paved with stone slabs, leading the eye to a further open door that reveals a sunlit exterior. This door, adorned with arched windows, allows a flood of sunshine to bathe the scene, creating a stark contrast between the interior and the outside world.

As the viewer’s gaze explores the composition, they discover another intriguing element—a glazed internal door visible through the sunlit doorway. It adds a sense of depth and mystery, enticing the viewer to imagine what lies beyond.

To the right of the picture, a table and chair partially conceal themselves from view, adding a sense of presence and suggesting a space that is occupied, even though hidden from sight.

Michael John Hunt’s painting masterfully plays with light, shadow, and architectural elements, inviting viewers to contemplate the interplay between interior and exterior spaces, as well as the sense of discovery that awaits beyond the open doorways.