Sunday, December 22, 2013

Have a Holly Jolly moment of Re-imagining Art Forms...

Howdy, readers! No regular comic this week (holiday activities plus the bandaged thumb), but enjoy a sneak peak at the next postcard I'm working on for my etsy store.

But, first, I just want to share a really cool work of art I came across this week at my new job. Check out Triptyque (Triptych) by Georges Vantongerloo. Look at the rest of the "Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925" exhibition site, too. There are some amazing works and a book, too! I'm not an expert on modernism in the slightest, so a triptych in this style seemed amazing. However, according to this page on the Centre Pompidou's site written by Noémie Giard
Triptychs are nevertheless common among De Stijl artists, who see them as a way of combining instant perception and the time element associated with a story. The structure and arrangement also alters the way in which the work and the wall – and the way in which the viewer and the work – interact...'Despite the variety of interpretations, triptychs remain for De Stijl the instrument that hovers between art and architecture, and between identity and repetition; the one that denotes the limits of transfer, a threshold that shuffles the identity-related conceptions of painting. Ultimately, it appears as the way of articulating the material and spiritual worlds, the realm of reality and a new form of representation.' (Frédéric Migayrou, De Stijl path exhibition curator, “Dossier 5. Triptyques”, De Stijl Catalogue, p.98.)
Ok, on to the postcard! This work is unfinished, but it's my take on a detail from folio 26 v of the Lindisfarne Gospels.

I'll hopefully finish this piece in the new year, but in the meantime here's a little reminder of what my other postcards look like:

Is there a manuscript image you'd like to see me adapt? Please, let me know for my next set of 4!

Happy Holidays,

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