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A 15 minutes collage
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A 15 minutes collage

18.05.11

  09:52:00 am, by   , 204 words  
Categories: Art, Collage

A 15 minutes collage


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This collage doesn’t look very complicated, doesn’t it? Yet there’s not much left of the original idea.
10:29 It starts with a cut out lying randomly on a reproduction (Uccello). And I decide to fix that idea, thinking about Arcimboldo, saying to myself, well that’s not a great idea, but let’s try to do something with it.

10:30 Having shaped the chin, I look for another suit.

10:36 This changes the whole picture a lot, as it covers partially the turban.

10:39 But I have to go on: the face seems too distant to me. It’s a feeling that I know from other collages. I need the collage picture jump into my face. (I wrote on this in my former post). So, let’s do it with this fragment from a huge face. Yes! It looks really weird. I might stop here, but the turban is… disturbing me.

10:44 Another big fragment from that same face will give the right expression to the face and somehow, I’m back to Arcimboldo who demonstrates so well the passage of time in his paintings. But the underlying Uccello is hidden, no more princess, no more dragon, but in fact the dragon has won since he is the profile now. Or is it death?

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