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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:-

page-33

page-33

 

page-34

page-34

 

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

page-35

page-35

 

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.

golden-ratio

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 ‘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