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Post by ed » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:11 pm

Things that evoke what they are with no explanation.

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Re: Icons

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:16 pm

Hey ed!

Remember Laurel, Hardy, and Chuck? :coolspecs:
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Re: Icons

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:55 pm

Silhouettes are pretty cool when done well.

When my kids were little we took them to Sanrio Puroland (don't ask).

But there was a girl working there from Australia and her thing was silhouettes. She would take a black piece of paper and a pair of scissors and just cut people's silhouettes for them. We had her do our kids. They sat for her one at a time, but she put them together, and we still have that framed on our wall to this day. She did a really good job in a few minutes apparently just eyeballing them. If you can just get the outline right, that's enough for anyone who knows the person to recognize them. It's kind of amazing what you can convey with just a silhouette,
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Post by Witness » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:52 am

ed wrote:Things that evoke what they are with no explanation.

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To my eyes a good case of:

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Older examples:

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:54 pm

ed will remember ... :oldman:

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Post by ed » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:05 pm

Always liked Sandy. Seemed like a nice guy.

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Re: Icons

Post by Witness » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:50 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Silhouettes are pretty cool when done well.
The "Scherenschnitt" or "découpage" is a traditional Swiss folk art (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/tra ... perts.html):
Art of découpage in Pays d’Enhaut

Sometimes, a simple piece of paper can capture all the poetry of alpine traditions. This minor miracle is made possible by the art of découpage, in which lace-like patterns are meticulously cut with scissors or a craft knife. The pictures are traditionally done in one piece, in black and white – découpage can nevertheless take on all sorts of shades and forms, sometimes appearing as a collage of papers in different colours. Modern découpage artists love asymmetrical, graphical and abstract motifs. Traditionalists, meanwhile, favour scenes such as an alpine cattle drive or cheese making, the traditional habitat with its chalets and wooden houses, floral compositions or hearts with geometric motifs. In the Vaud region of Pays d’Enhaut, découpage often depicts symbols of a Swiss idyll in the tradition of the two great local masters, Johann-Jakob Hauswirth (1809-1871) and Louis Saugy (1871-1953). Découpage inspired by local life has spread from Pays d‘Enhaut to the whole of Switzerland, especially the Saanenland, the Simmen Valley and the canton of Fribourg. There are artists in other regions, however, and the Swiss association Freunde des Scherenschnitts (Friends of Découpage) now has more than 500 members. Even so, there is still no school in Switzerland teaching this art – so it is very often practised by self-taught independent artists. Most découpage artists have another source of income or a partner who works. Only five make a living from découpage alone.
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Here is a gallery of, mostly, modern stuff: http://www.scherenschnitt.ch/verkauf_vieville/index.php

Can't say I'm very interested by the technique.