Monday, November 16, 2009

white: aubrey beardsley

Speaking of black and white, I always thought Aubrey Beardsley used white in amazing ways. Lots of big, flat space amongst the decorative black. It's the silence between the words.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

light and dark: film

Light and dark are so important in artworks. If you want to see an amazing use of black and white watch Murnau's Nosferatu. And, yes, I know it seems unrelated but it's even had an impact on my horse drawings. Beautiful.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

a thing of beauty

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
- Keats