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comment by flyingtwinkle Sep 18, 2004it is very difficult to express any theme in just black and white specially a society its culture sun and shade day and night time and movements and the stillness catching all on a canvas it needs patience and lots of expertise
comment by davehouse Sep 20, 2004those drawings are amazing. Kind of Escher meets Bosch with a Heath Robinson edge!
Twinkle - I'm not so sure about the black & white thing. I agree its difficult, but i think mastering black & white is usually a precursor to learning colour theory and its application, and other more complicated artistic endeavours. Black & white teaches you composition, contrast, light & shade, tone, texture... all essential elements that must be mastered before moving on. Its the same with much simpler things like logo design too - if a design doesnt work in black & white, generally it won't work at all.
comment by Brendon Sep 21, 2004I think both b&w and colour have their individual techniques to master, but as a film maker, I find the optimum use of colour to be trickier than in black and white.
comment by davehouse Sep 21, 2004Hi brendon, where have you been hiding?!
comment by Brendon Sep 21, 2004I haven't.
They removed BBC access at work, but now that they have made us all redundant they have thrown caution to the wind (ahem) and given it back.
I have a few more days...
comment by Chief_Anderson Sep 23, 2004I really enjoyed Paul Noble's work at the Whitechapel Gallery. Some of the depicted structures are reminiscent of MC Escher (particularly 'Mall'), with a similar exaggerated shading, but exhibit a warmth not often found in works by the Dutchman. The self-referential elements draw you in and make a participant more so than an outsider or observer. Highly recommended, but give yourself some time to explore the sprawling scope of many of the pieces. Also, wear your best socks - you'll have to remove your shoes in one room!
comment by flyingtwinkle Oct 5, 2004hi both of you brendon and bedlem to show the difference betwen a red and a golden apple in a pencil drawing is not easy and to produce that impact as in paul"s needs more than creative genius
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