Wednesday, January 2, 2013

To Prince Edward Island, encore une fois

As gentle readers probably know by now, thr Alex Colville painting To Prince Edward Island is a favourite piece for sentimental reasons.  Many, many times I took the ferry to and from my home.

The fantastic Tim Walker photograph of Tilda Swinton, far above, reminds me of the painting, though its subject is quite different.  But its composition--the elbows, the "binoculars," the curious, perhaps interrogative gaze--creates, I think, a pretty visual echo.

1 comment:

materfamilias said...

I love the way you've made this argument for a visual echo between these two otherwise disparate images. Convincing!