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Transcription: Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ Page 51 and 52, Cutouts

Posted in ALTERED ART, ART, ART HISTORY, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , on August 1, 2009 by echostains

It’s been ages since I put any transcription on. 

So –

Page 51 and 52  Continuing  with the sinsister shadow theatre idea from Paula Rego’s’Snow White and her Stepmother’, I played about with the cutouts  so I got this –

page 51 and 52

page 51 and 52

These are the last images in the first book (two journals stuck together).

The next artist I researched was Kara Walker.  This is what I wrote;

American artist Kara Walker uses a cut out silhouette technique to explore themes of identity and ethnicity in the USA formed by colonisation and slavery.

Camptown Ladies by  Kara Walker

Camptown Ladies by Kara Walker

She takes her figures from 19th Century stereotypes of ‘Slavery Literature’, presenting the humiliating and violent treatment of the slaves and the sexist attacks on female slaves.”

Kara Walker untitled

Kara Walker untitled

 

More about this interesting artist HERE

Here’s the rest

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

pages 40 -45

page 49

page 50

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Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, page 50

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , on June 11, 2009 by echostains

Continuing with my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepdaughter’ page 50

This page continues from the sinster shadow theatre, where I explored the similarities of Katherina Fritsch’s Rattenkonig (Rat King 1993 – 1994) with page 49

an earlier work by katharina-fritsch 'man and mouse' 1991 -92

fritsch-ratking-

I then linked this with Robert Browning’s poem ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’.  Imagination can play some strange tricks.  Shadows become threatening.  Innocent shapes take on menacing possibilities…..

 

 

 

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

pages 40 -45

page 49

Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 49 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued

Posted in ART, SCULPTURE, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2009 by echostains

Continuing with the Sinister Shadow theatre (Page 49 of my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’)

page 49

page 49

 

‘The German artist Katherina Fritsch’s powerful spatially dominant sculpture ‘Rattenkonig’ (Rat King) 1993 -94 is the product of a very ordinary experience which the artist had in a large city (at the back of New York Art institution).  She finds herself in front of a large rathole.  The idea was born for a ring of huge rats, geometrically linked to for a crown.

fritsch-ratking-

 

 

fritsch-ratking-

This awakens associations with the legends and stories of a circular tangle of knotted rats tails, a seat of infection and a demonic throng.  Whereas the kind of rat found on the shelves of toy shops represents a ‘lovable cuddly copy’, the sexless 2.8 metre high creatures in the ‘Rottenkonig‘ installation resemble the immaterial simulation of computer design.  Fritsch is fascinated with the English Arts and Crafts movement and she applies the ideology of enhancing perfect industrial and perfectly crafted products in her sculptures.’

Source: Uta Grosenick ‘Women Artists in the 20th and 21st Century’ Taschen 2001

an earlier work by katharina-fritsch 'man and mouse' 1991 -92

Coincidentally, I saw this exhibition at the London Tate Modern in 2001 and was immediately struck by the similarity of page 48 of The Sinister Shadow Theatre (below)

page 48

page 48

 

The rest of the transcription;

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

pages 40 -45

My 170th Post! Transcription: Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 46 -48 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , on May 19, 2009 by echostains

I celebrate my 170th post today and still I’m not at the end of my transcription……

Continuing with my transcription on Paula Rego’s ‘Snow ‘White and her Stepmother.  I am now coming to the part where I cncentrate on the Stepmothers arms.  I call this the Sinister Shadow Theatre’

page 46

page 46

 

The scarey trees in Disney film ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ terrified Rego as a child…..

page 47

page 47

 

We fill the spaces in with our own fears.  The imagination is always far more scarier than what is written….

page 48

 

 

 

 

 

page 48

The sillouette of the image throws up lots of interesting possibilities…

page 49

page 49

Continued tomorrow

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

pages 40 -45

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

 

 

 

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 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