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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Medieval Series--La Dame aux grands yeux

There must be an interesting back story to this scene.  The lady is clearly surprised or shocked by something she's looking at...  Any suggestions?

©2013 L.Ciacco, La Dame Aux Grands Yeux, collaged scraps of calendars , lace, art paper, wallpaper on vintage book page, approx. 8.5 x 6 inches

One "trick" I like to do to make a face more intriguing, and also to avoid copyright infringement, is to incorporate features from one face into another.  Of course it works best if they're of an appropriate size, but slight differences of proportion can make a face or body just that little bit more interesting.  Gluing in a set of eyes upside down (the collage bit, not yourself!) also produces a slightly odd, but engaging, effect.

This is the tenth collage that I'm showing in my Medieval Series of which there are a total of fifteen. 

10 comments:

  1. beautiful again... you must have quite a medieval collection meanwhile!

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    1. Thank you so much! I have the fifteen little medieval collages, tucked away in a folder. They would look lovely framed,but I have no more wall space for displaying art! I think I will eventually print cards from them.

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  2. I know the aspect of my eyes
    Registers a great surprise
    While studying the Trinity
    I lost the in from finity

    I ponder if the One in Three
    Can still be Three in One for me

    Reading Arius the Coptic
    Has rendered me quite hyperoptic

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    1. Oh, this is a real gem that you've concocted this time! Too funny. Hyperoptic!!! I am agog.

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  3. I think I like this one even more than the last, Lynne! I would love to see an exhibit of the whole series. Get out there and do an exhibit proposal!

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    1. I'm afraid I have become a bit lazy and jaded when it comes to exhibiting...But thanks for the encouragement and vote of confidence.

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  4. This is such a great series...this one has a lovely composition, the whole surface is so nicely balanced. I like the papers with the stars!

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    1. Thank you! I like that you point out that the composition is nicely balanced. I worried a bit that not much was going on but perhaps the components are enough in themselves, especially when they have the viewer seeing stars!

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  5. the eyes have it for sure. she looks a bit shocked to me. thanks for cueing (how do you spell that?) us in to how you did it! I agree, the series viewed together must be fabulous.

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    1. "The eyes have it"--funny! :D

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