Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I found this illustration by Terry Baker and was initially drawn to it because of the vibrant colors. I really enjoy colorful pieces, especially ones with a geometric tone to them. I also thought the subject matter was rather humorous. The artist has chosen to take a corporate persona that we all know, the Pillsbury doughboy, and stylized it in a manner that mimics that of Picasso. I really like the hand too. I like how you can "see through" the fingers. I also thought this piece was interesting because of the way that the artist shows movement. I think sometimes repeating body parts to show movement can be cheesy, but here I think it is a good solution, especially given the look of the rest of the piece. I think the long eyelashes and colors on the face make the doughboy look sophisticated in a way. This is a surprising route to take because its usually a persona that is very cutsie looking. This figure looks older and feminine. Its as if the doughboy has aged since it was first created and finally grown up.
Posted by Laura Mathys at 3:37 PM