Anna Belleforte

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Magyarorszag in paint

Posted by Anna Belleforte on June 4, 2018 at 12:45 AM

Another study to see the effects of oil pastel over acrylic collage. It works well for shading, though I have to be careful not to soften the clear lines of the collaged strips too much. And not to cover the underlying text too much. The strips of paper are pages from the Magyarorszag Utikonyvek book, describing (in Hungarian) all the historic, architectural tourist sites to see in Hungary. I want this history to be an underlying part of the ‘history’ I’m documenting with these paintings. And the tiny text is a visual aspect that draws the eye in - certainly if you read Hungarian. Again, it’s that contrast between large scale and small scale: the strips and text are being used to build and portray something that is quite massive to the human scale. Since I like recycling images and ‘using up’ all the pages of books I cut up, I’ve also collaged a collection of tiny black & white heritage structures onto the left-over cover of the book.

#modernart #cutandpaste #collage #painting #Budapest #vacantlot 

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