Alex Colville Child and Dog (1952)
no killing allowed today.
are you thinking of changing Bat-Boy's name to Krampus?
He hasn't tried to eat a baby in almost two months. (though that doesn't mean I'll drop my guard)
I remember seeing this documentary on Colville on TV when I was a kid. There was one part where they were talking about his methodical and mathematical approach to making compositions - and his wife was quoted as saying something like "and I'll come downstairs and he will be measuring the dog."
There's something horrible about this painting. I think it's the floor - wall - dog relationship. None of the three seem like they are in the same space. Throw in a innocent toddler / dog-toy and it's a death dreamscape like no other.
That's because the dog and the toddler aren't casting any shadows at all. (it took me a while to figure out why they appeared weightless)
shadows are for sissies. I think the toddler can take the dog.
this painting always reminds me of balthus, and i think tis because the formal skill is used not for versmillitude but something stranger and more sinister
Why am I always the last person to recognise something as being sinister.