Wednesday, May 27, 2009

ship in silhouette

This ship is part of a large untitled tempera harbor montage painted by Flora on a slab of masonite around 1951. How "large"? How much of a "part"? After isolating the above detail, I copied and pasted it horizontally and vertically over the full original to figure out how many elements this size could fit in the complete image field. Outcome: the above detail represents 1/52nd of the entire work.

3 comments:

Ernie said...

Sounds like you had waaaaaaay to much time on your hands over the Memorial Day weekend. :)

Matt Hunter Ross said...

wow - this is so good!

Irwin Chusid said...

Ern — Actually I did have lots of free time over the MDW, productively spent, but not blogging. I generally have about a month's worth of posts scheduled in advance. The ship silhouette was done several weeks ago after we had this large work professionally photographed. It was too unwieldy to fit on a scanner. We hope to issue a fine art print someday, though there are contrast issues that need to be resolved.