Monday, January 27, 2014

Long time marriage between the photographic and the abstract

The "cut-up" mixed-media technique has deeper roots in history than some might guess. The cinema posters below were used for 1920's Hollywood, in this case the American film "Salome". The vocabulary was no doubt borrowed from the graphics of earlier European art movements. The combination of flat, abstract shapes and photographic, figurative elements is something that interests me in my own imagery.