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Frankensteins Monster

in Acrylic by Joseph Venning 6 Artist Reviews
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I liked the contrast of the classic horror film monster Frankenstein (Boris Karloff) and the colour pink. The two are not often seen together. This was a way of doing a horror portrait that wasn't too dark and using a bright pink as the base colour without getting too saccharine. I was drawn to the original photograph because of the strong contrast. Horror films, especially older ones tend to use a lot of harsh lighting and often light the 'Monsters' from below to add to the the drama and general 'creepy-ness'. This type of image is attractive to an artist because strong lighting helps us define the form of the face. I also like the fact that this is a portrait of a prosthetic masked face. The mask or character design is an artwork in itself so my painting is an artwork of an artwork. You could even take this idea further and say that the character design in the movie is based on the original book illustrations and they in tern were based on Mary Shelly's written description of the
W 8.00" x H 8.00"
W 20.32 cm x H 20.32 cm
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About the Artist

Since graduating from the prestigious Chelsea College of Art in 2003, Joseph's work has evolved from cold, minimal, conceptual installations into bold, graphic, unashamedly decorative paintings. Joseph's popular paintings and drawings now combine highly detailed realism with vibrant colours, t...

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