At the following 2 sites – focus on:
A. the transformation and creation of meaning when two images are merged or juxtaposed
B. the painterly use of color and “atmospheric”, ethereal effects as a means to an emotion laden style.
I. Collages by Richard Russell:
Under artwork menu – choose “Clumpositions”
II. Prints using collages by Robin McClosky:
Under images, look at the three groups – Ocean City, Sequoia Sempivirens, and Baylands
In your comments, post observations, ideas, and conclusions about the use of juxtaposition and the metamorphosis of imagery and the painterly use of color to convey emotion.
Choose a favorite by Russell and one by McClosky. Explain why you find each compelling in terms of subject, style (use of media and materials), and content (meaning.)
Also, use the video below to watch a composition develop:
And for some more inspiration: