Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Henry Warren week.8
This piece is called Just Ten More Minutes Mom by an artist who post on cghub.com under the surname of Contraomnes. I think this is a strange wonderful piece. I really like the weird contrast of innocence and danger. The picture was part of conceptart.org's Newborn Contest. The entry was about Newborn Imagination. Something that should resonate in most artists. Ahh splashing in the tub till the waters too cold, good times. Some of the odd things that happen and sorta work, as long as you don't think about too hard it, is the perspective and size relation of the for ground and back ground. I like the little oddities because they allow the focus to be brought to the center of the composition towards the child; especially with the triangular composition. But at the same time I am a little distracted because the variation in size and perspective ads another element in an already complex piece. The most interesting part of the composition for me, above all else, is the over lapping technique the artist employs with the imagined world and the real world. I really like the way the colors interact with each other and kind of blur the two worlds but at the same time I think my imaginary world might have a little more color to it: vibrant colors just say child's imagination but the muted colors I feel make the piece more attractive composition for a wider audience.