Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Girls who draw (present Menagarie)
This piece represents a space because it’s background is a cut down woodland area but it is also a non space as the woodland area is no longer there.
It could be fixed within our time as deforestation has only become a huge impact on animals recently.
This image is unreal as this scenario would never happen, it is the artists ideal conclusion to the story they are trying to convey through illustration.
This image feels unfamiliar as the woman is blue and the background is very vague but it also feels familiar because of the current wildlife crisis.
This is definitely a unnatural image as a bear wouldn’t fit in someone’s hair and the image is negative as the image is about the animals losing there homes due to deforestation.
From the little book called Girls who can draw Menagerie (male animal lingerie) comes this picture from Gemma Correll.
In relation to it being in our lecture on Space and Place, this illustration represents the illusion of a space within the background by the fact that it is empty. The concentration of the space is by the girl and the animals in her hair. There is no fixed time, but I think it is universal because of the message it brings forth. It has unrealistic approach to the concerns representing animal and forestry protection is also unfamiliar because of the colour of the girl, and the animals that are wearing make up and/or clothing; it is Gemma’s unrealistic and unnatural approach to a global and recognised problem. Though the colours are light, the message is not. This is because though pink is a represented colour that brings forth emotions of happiness, if one looks at the picture thoroughly, one could note that the skin of the girl contradicts her hair; she is blue, therefore melancholy, and her facial expression helps this. The animals do not look happy either, therefore, the dark satire of the fact that a bear cannot be placed in a girl’s hair is there, but this picture is dominated by the negative thinking of the animals being there, in her hair, for a reason. All in all, the sense of place and space is around the girl and the animals, but the sense of it all is empty because it has been stripped bare by the emptiness and by the colour. This makes the realistic idea unrealistic to get your attention.