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1st Sep 2006, 16:10   | tags:,,


what is it?

1st Sep 2006, 16:22

MaggieD says:

This is interesting ..... I can just make out a face amongst the scratches/paint splatters ....

1st Sep 2006, 16:24

i can see the words 'open day'

1st Sep 2006, 16:24

i knew this was yours from the thumbnail. once again, very nice...

1st Sep 2006, 16:41

Dhamaka says:

I like this

Open Day has almost turned into End

1st Sep 2006, 17:19

JokerXL says:

I see the face of . . . .
oh, no I don't, just a splodge.

1st Sep 2006, 17:25

paintist says:

I think it says 'Castle open day" ... its from outside crinklecuts castle...

1st Sep 2006, 17:31

factotum says:

I really like this, as I find letter forms in images really interesting. It reminds me of something I've just been reading in the de Kooning biography by Stevens and Swan:

"The early pictures in the black-and-white series, probably made in late 1946 and still in oil rather than enamel, generally had a white background. Several contained mysterious black letters. In the past, when de Kooning began a picture, he sometimes sketched a letter, number, or wor onto the empty canvas, which then became a small visual motif upon which to build the larger composition. This was something more than a trick. Trained as a letterer in Rotterdam, de kooning mirrored his evolution as a painter whenever he worked like this....Once he finally completed or abandoned the painting, there was usually nothing left of the original letter...In a number of paintings of 1947, however, the letters remained prominently in place. Zurich, for example, contained a large ZOT in the right corner and about half a dozen other letters strewn elsewhere...In Zurich, the various letters, depicted at different depths, spaces, and scales, pulsed in the eye like the concatenating billboards of Times Square. They offered only fragments of language; even ZOT sounded like a piece of Dada nonsense, and, in Dutch, meant 'foolish'. The picture also contained an X -a letter used to cross out meaning or cancel a printer's plate- painted in white on a black background, the reverse of the way de Kooning painted the other letters, which are black on white... de Kooning's brush intruded upon and reshaped the letters, mocking their formality and presumption of meaning and giving them a visual life apart from the verbal. "

I've been enjoying the biography very much and have been itching to quote from it.

1st Sep 2006, 18:20

Nice shot..

1st Sep 2006, 18:55

paintist says:

wow factotum, glad you are enjoying the book.....great quote :-)

1st Sep 2006, 22:02

P your fone is off! why is it sooo scratched?

*edit i remember its dead!

1st Sep 2006, 22:04

paintist says:

mobile off house phone on....will switch mob on now....
not sure why its sooooo scratched, ???? i like it tho....

1st Sep 2006, 22:05

did missy scratch it

1st Sep 2006, 22:06

swamprose says:

absolutely wonderful layers. hope it stays around like that, and no one 'cleans' it up.

1st Sep 2006, 22:16

Uber_Spy says:

But is ;)

2nd Sep 2006, 00:24

factotum says:

It? Art?
Hasn't Moblog already had a definition of art debate?

2nd Sep 2006, 20:06

goonflower says:

Like this lots!

4th Sep 2006, 18:50

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