Line & Color:  elements of expression

In this gallery, I wanted to explore how the chemistry of line and color can create life and movement on a 2D surface.  Comic art is what I searched for originally,however to my surprise I found a lot of variety that filled the same agenda. The first piece, "The Virgin and Child", kicks of the gallery due to the fact mosaic art and Illuminated manuscripts where essentially the first forms of comics. Not in the way we think of comics now and days with hero and capes, but with religion and storytelling. Every piece expresses a emotion of invokes a  feeling. 

The Virgin and Child, Master of Klosterneuburg (Austrian, active early 14th century), about 1335, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Created in the early 14th century, "The Virgin and Child" felt like a great piece to start of Line and Color. In todays comic age this would be considered a comic cover.
Eadmer of Canterbury Writing, Unknown, about 1140 - 1150, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
" Eadmer of Canterbury writing" was placed to show how artist at the time where using art to tell story with one image.
Book of the Deeds of Alexander the Great, Master of the Jardin de vertueuse consolation and assistant (Flemish, active 3rd quarter of 15th century), about 1470 - 1475, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
"Book of the Deeds of Alexander the Great" is pretty the the one of the origin issues of the comic. A book that told of great battles and deeds of a hero, while providing images.
Flower Clouds, Odilon Redon (French, 1840–1916), About 1903, From the collection of: The Art Institute of Chicago
The piece is here not for its comic relation but do to its use of colors to invoke a feeling, and a sense of mood. Most comic when read use color to enhance the story you are reading.
Returning home in the dark, Zheng Jiazhen, 1979, From the collection of: Hong Kong Museum of Art
Returning home in the dark" reminded me of the full page panel in a comic. It tell the scope of the hero journey while also given you a sense of the atmosphere/ environment the hero is in.
Oo La La, Kęstutis Grigaliūnas, 2006, From the collection of: Modern Art Center / Modernaus Meno Centras
POP art with Japanese inspiration. The old school dot art coloring and the use of line to create the surrealism piece is great.
Alka Seltzer, Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), 1966, From the collection of: The Art Institute of Chicago
Alka Seltzer, is a simple and advanced art work. Hard sold line in the main glass, along narrow lines and simple shapes. Which is all brought to the front by the background.
Untitled, DANIEL MELIM, 2012/2013, From the collection of: São Paulo Street Art
I choose this piece for use of pop art in the graffiti setting.
Aggression III, Mikalojus Povilas Vilutis, 1979, From the collection of: Modern Art Center / Modernaus Meno Centras
I choose this piece due to its ever changing appearance. You can look at this piece for 10 mins, and in that time you will look at it with you head tilted to see a new picture overtime .
Untitled, HIGHRAFF, 2013, From the collection of: São Paulo Street Art
The piece of art popped of to it evolving level of complexity , from simple forms to a group of elaborated details at the bottom.
Comics, KOO, Sung-soo, 2005/2005, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
"Comics" is just that, a picture of what every comic book nerd loves to see. A book shelf full of comics in perfect order. The graphic novel covers coloring make for a interesting color pattern.
ESCIF detail 2, ESCIF, 2012-04-29/2012-05-06, From the collection of: All City Canvas
I choose this photo due to the use of city light and color. It makes for a enchanting picture which is complimented by the storied high paint on the buildings side.
Suite: Olympic Centennial Untitled, Peter Saul, 1990 - 1992, From the collection of: The Olympic Museum
"Suite:Olympic Centennial Untitled" was chosen because it is a fun piece to look at. The use of turtle like shaped creatures with some human qualities makes for a fun piece to explore and talk about.
Howard the Duck, Lee Quiñones, 1988, From the collection of: Museum of the City of New York
Been born in the 80s I actually know who Howard the Duck is and, I thought he piece called " Howard the Duck" was great. Bright colors and the written message is great.
Riot On, Carrie Reichardt, 2013, From the collection of: Widewalls
Most kids know this mask as the Anonymous mask or the V mask. This is a cool mosaic like piece which combines classical style are with modern pop/ culture art.
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