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Transcription: ‘Paula Rego and her Stepmother’ pages 33 -36 The Golden Ratio

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , , on April 7, 2009 by echostains

Continuing with my transcription Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego:-

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I changed the colours around on page 34;  from negative to positive, with the orange dress becoming flesh tone.

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The composition is mostly made up of triangular and rectangular shapes!  This relates to the ‘Golden Section’ or the Golden Ratio.  The Golden section formed the basis of  Classical paintings and has it’s roots in Geometry.  It is a sophisticated system for building up a composition.

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golden-ratio

To visualise the Golden section, draw a diagonal line connecting opposing corners, on a rectangular format.  Then draw a second line from either of the remaining corners so that it intersects the first line by a ninety degree angle.  Now add horizontal and vertical lines which each pass through each point of intersection.  This will look like an off centred Union Jack.  According to Classical theory the resultant divisions will form a basis for building a strong composition.  Each remaining rectangle can also be subdivided to provide further strong points.

Transcription so far;

 Pages 1 – 5

Pages 6 – 13

Pages 14 – 21

Pages 22 – 25

Pages 26 – 28

Pages 29 – 30

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Transcription: Paula Rego ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ page 31 and 32

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , , on April 6, 2009 by echostains

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Continuing with the transcription of ‘Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ –

For this page, I attempted a bit of cubism (a  movement invented by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso 1907).  This is where the surface is broken up, put back together, so that different viewpoints emerge.

To be continued tomorrow…..

Pages 1 – 5

Pages 6 – 13

Pages 14 – 21

Pages 22 – 25

Pages 26 – 28

Pages 29 – 30

Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego…..ongoing

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , on February 8, 2009 by echostains

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This is my main transcription I did a few years ago.  I got quite a lot from this image, which is part of a set.  This one was at the Whitworth Gallery Manchester at the time and captured my imagination.

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

 

I traced the outline of the picture to see what possibilities the shapes offered.

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The basic outlines of the figures give me a clearer idea of the  picture’s  composition.

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By stretching and elongating the shapes, Snow White especially takes on a different aspect when her squatness is taken away and she becomes equal in height to her stepmother.

To be continued tomorrow