Sunday, 12 June 2011

Literary translation to colours

Francine Savard's show at Toronto's Diaz Contemporary earlier this year consisted of a series of minimalist paintings on horizontal canvas stripes.  Each painting is a colour translation of the first line of a famous novel, with the length of each word determining the length of the respective colour block.  Interesting idea.



That reminds me of Stefanie Posavec's very clever Writing Without Words project.

2 comments:

  1. I like Posavec's scans of pages from Kerouac's novel with her colour pen marks that she later used as a model. don't know how it works, is it the lenght of a sentence, or words. interesting.

    Here is the article I told about discussing the work of Kobro and others of your interest.

    Let's do some Bauhaus yoga!

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  2. Bauhaus is always an inspiration for me.

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