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Transcription ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego continued Pages 14

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , on February 17, 2009 by echostains

Continuing my Transcription ‘Snow White and her Stepmother by Paula Rego: Page 14

page14

page14

 

More experiments with tone. (p.14)

page-15

page-15

I drew this image over and over again until I really knew my way around it!   This is one of the early acquaintances….. (p.15)

I then cut and re arranged the image, then extracted a section that seemed to contain  rhythm (p.16 – 17)

page-16

page-16

 

More shapes start to emerge…(pages 18 and 19)

pages-18-and-19

pages-18-and-19

By cutting and rearranging coloured photographs of the image, I then attempted to paint the new composition using water colour paint….

pages-20-and-21

pages-20-and-21

 

To be continued…

These are the other pages so far:

Page 1 – 5

Page 6 – 13

Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego pages 6 – 13

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2009 by echostains
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page-7-

 Continued from pages 1 – 6

Here there is a reversal , by squeezing and compressing the format, both figures appear squat and the composition takes on a more active and aggressive stance.  The stepmother almost looks like she is attacking Snow White.

page-7a

page-7a

 

Even in this rough outline, without any clues to what is going on within the positive shapes of the figures, the ‘jutting’ out of the stepmother’s head and the end of her scarf suggest confrontation.

page-8

page-8

 

The tonal values of the composition are mostly mid to dark.  The lighter elements seem to be the sleeves, socks, dress and knickers of Snow White, perhaps to denote the ‘purity’ of her in contrast to her more worldly made up Stepmother, who has slightly darker skin, and dress.

page-9

page-9

 

page-10

page-10

 

Monotone version

page11

page11Experiments: exploring possibilities.....page12

 

Tonal collages

page-12 and 13

page-12 and 13

 

To be continued..