Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I think "Fox on the Outskirts" by Fiona Bell-Currie exemplifies some of the elements we've been working on and trying to achieve in our recent photo project. This may exhibit a complementary color scale of sorts, with the faded blues (and varying tints of blues) and the tawny-orange of the fox. Utilizing color, the painting allows the fox to pop out from its scenery, separating it from the background; the cold background colors and the warm colors of the fox might be described by a feeling like loneliness or sadness, maybe. What could be considered negative space around the fox seems to reinforce the feeling this painting could be trying to entail. The perspective, as well, magnifies this theme by making the fox look very small compared to its surroundings.