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Transcription: Snow White and her Stepmother by Paula Rego page 40 – 45 ‘The Sinister Shadow Theatre’

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , on May 15, 2009 by echostains

 

page 40

page 40

Continuing with my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’.  This is page 40.  I am concentrating now on the hands of the stepmother:

 

page 41
page 41

Note how the stepmother’s hands are both grasping and exploring in an almost gloating way:-

Sillouettes of these hands form a sinister shadow theatre:-

 

pages 42 and 43
pages 42 and 43

By digitally manipulating the hands and elongating them, the sinister shadows grow longer as in a shadow theatre – and thereby become much scarier: –

To be continued tomorrow

The pages so far;

Pages 1 – 5

Pages 6 – 13

Pages 14 – 21

Pages 22 – 25

Pages 26 – 28

Pages 29 – 30

 pages 33 – 36

page 37

page 38

page 39

 

 

 

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My 160th Post: Still Rambling on

Posted in ART, BOOKS! DEAR READER I READ IT, BRONTE BITES, FAVORITE ART: Art I LOVE, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES, MY SURFACES, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , , , on May 9, 2009 by echostains

Ghosts of the past walk this way (with orbs)

Ghosts of the past walk this way (with orbs)

Well, I can’t believe that this is my 160th post!  What on earth have I found to write (or ramble on about?)  I now have 11 categories.  Some of these are well left behind – like the London Jaunt and LasVegas.  They’re nice to look back on though.  I am continuing with my Transcription.  That consists of two journals stuck together and  I am nearly coming to the end of the first one.

 

 transcription journal front

transcription journal front

I have some more surfaces to continue with yet.  The altered art book has 3 pages before the first chapter is finished.  I am then into brand new territory.  Some pages have been prepared, but the words haven’t been chosen (which was  the case when the book disappeared for a few years then popped up.  I then couldn’t remember WHY I’d chosen those particular words, but decided to try to work with them anyway. There are three chapters altogether. 

page7 and8 altered art book

page7 and8 altered art book

I have introduced a new section called ‘Dear Reader I Read it’ which will critique what I’m reading, or re reading.  Another category is called ‘Bronte Bites’.  This will be about stuff relating to the Brontes.  The Brontes fascinate me, but I do not purport to be an expert on them by any means.  I’m always willing to learn what I can about them from people who are more knowledgable than me.  So any opinion that I give is only my own opinion, and not an expert one.

bronte_sisters by branwell bronte c1834

bronte_sisters by branwell bronte c1834

I will be continuing with ‘Art I LOVE’, because I love SO MUCH art!  I am finding it increasingly difficult to actually do any art (apart from my altered book) as I have so many other things on the go.  That’s my update anyway, and where I am up to at the moment.

Transcription: update

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION on May 3, 2009 by echostains

Transcription  of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’so far; the latest being this and this one (page 38).

paula-rego-snow-white-and-her-stepmother

paula-rego-snow-white-and-her-stepmother

I am very nearly at the end of the first journal now (two journals stuck together).  I will put further pages on next week.

transcription-journal-front

transcription-journal-front

Transcription page 39 Opt for the Optical Illusion (which is just that)

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , on May 2, 2009 by echostains

Continuing with my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’, page 39 continues to explore possibilities with format.

page-39

 

page-39

Metalic pen on black card explores unusual possibilities: looking for ways to take the transcription forward.

page-40

 

page-40

Page 40, I attempt to do a Bridget Riley – and fail!  Riley is famous for her Op Art style.

bridget_riley_arrest_1_1965

bridget_riley_arrest_1_1965

Transcription: page 38 Subversive Text

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , on May 1, 2009 by echostains

page-38 basic idea for a later work

page-38 basic idea for a later work

Continuing my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’  Page 38.  I experimented with script, filling the shapes in with printed defintions of the word ‘stepmother’ and ‘snow’ and ‘white’ etc.  I did  a large board with all the negative spaces filled in, but I havn’t been able to find an image of it.

rego-snow white swallows-poisoned apple

 

rego-snow white swallows-poisoned apple

Rego’s work is subversive and feminist and deals with fears and nightmares.  This is a super article about her.

Transcription so far;

Pages 1 – 5

Pages 6 – 13

Pages 14 – 21

Pages 22 – 25

Pages 26 – 28

Pages 29 – 30

 pages 33 – 36

page 37

Transcription Pages 37 Girl and Cat (can be applied to both paintings)

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , on April 30, 2009 by echostains

page-36

page-36

Continuing with my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’.  Page 37 shows  that the image is mostly made from oblongs and triangles.

 

balthus_girl and cat

balthus_girl and cat

Page 37 references the t Bathus (b.Paris 1912) ‘Girl and Cat’ painting.  This shows an adolescent girl sitting with her cat, with her feet up, in a gloomy room.  It is a bit of a disturbing image as we are not sure if we are looking at an innocent girl or a sophisticated young woman.  This is the sort of ambiguity that Rego likes to exploit.

paula-rego-snow-white-and-her-stepmother

paula-rego-snow-white-and-her-stepmother

In Rego’s picture, the lightest piece of the painting is Snow Whites knickers.  The socks are also white, but they are grubby.  The light source in this painting is also directed at Snow Whites thighs (as in the Bathus image).

Transcription so far’

Pages 1 – 5

Pages 6 – 13

Pages 14 – 21

Pages 22 – 25

Pages 26 – 28

Pages 29 – 30

 pages 33 – 36

My 150th Post! How did this happen?

Posted in ART, ART PORTFOLIO MY PERSONAL ART, MY SURFACES, TRANSCRIPTION, WORDS AND COMMUNICATIONS, WRITING AND BLOGGING with tags , , , , on April 29, 2009 by echostains

 

an early image  of catrinas

an early image of catrinas

I can’t believe it!  These posts certainly add up if you do them every day don’t they?  And I have done one nearly every day (apart from 4)  I started on 30th November 2008 with this post

echostain the original painting

echostain the original painting

I now have several catagories, which I keep adding to.  Over the past couple of weeks I have concentrated on Las Vegas and York.  It really is time to get back to some more art stuff, like my transcription and altered book: will maje a concentrated effort to do this this week.

transcription journal

transcription journal

I’m still no wiser why viewing is down more at weekends.  I will just plod on I suppose.  From time to time, I think I shall bring some stuff out of the archives that are relevent to what I am writing about now.  And hopefully, just keep AT IT!