Types

by musing

I’ve been noticing definite themes emerging in visual art. These spill out into adverts and design. Have you seen pictures of people with animal heads? Antlers seem to be a favourite!     I’m not sure what this means (if anything) but I’d like to think there’s some deep, group psychology  going on here.

I’ve started a list of visual Types. Please tell me of others you see 🙂

Old Portraits (intervened)

Often 17th-19th century, formally posed paintings or photos with fucked-up faces or heads. Superimposing the contemporary on the old is popular, e.g. pixel faces, sexual innuendo, colourful pattern. This theme ranges from crude and often humorous collage to masterful digital/paint brushwork.

Sci-Fi Land

Geometric shapes/abstract patterns hovering in real landscapes

Alt Material

Amazingly crafted figurative sculpture using unexpected materials like network cables, paper, matchsticks etc.

Metamorphosis

Disintegrating human figures, in a process of transformation. Usually paint, both traditional and digital. Composition often refers to classic paintings. Sometimes there is a direct psychological interpretation, other times just surreally funny animated GIFs.

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