Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Giorgio de Chirico-The Mystery and Melancholy of a Street

The landscapes de Chirio created have their own view of perspective. The street can either be seen as very long or the perspective has been manipulated to add to the mystery of the dreamlike landscapes. The artist used amplified perspective in his painting, which allows foreground images to seem to hover in front of the picture plane, drawing us in and directing our eyes into the story. I like how he introduced a form a drama in his composition and the whole painting gives off a mystery-like feel to it. The only 'people' we see aren't actual people at all and are instead only shadows.

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