Patrick Caulfield12. ‘And with my eyes bolting toward the unconscious’ 1973
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Patrick Caulfield Signature Pots 1975
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Patrick Caulfield21. ‘Curtains drawn back from balconies of shores’ 1973
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Patrick Caulfields prints of negative space take mundane subject matter and using the negative and the positive in contrasting bright colours produce abstract and lively pictures. Not all of his screen prints depict negative space, some are just basic outline drawings e.g of glasses or wall and roof edge with all detail removed.
Patrick Caulfield Still Life with Dagger 1963
Household paint on hardboard
A blue-grey jug depicted only by an orange outline sits on a blue grey rectangle (outlined in double white lines). \the top of the vase has been angulated and its curvature changed to straight lines, there is a stylized depiction of a string of beads falling from the jug handle and a more detailed but still stylized horse headed dagger by the side -painted at an angle which does not tally with the perspective of the jug. Behind the upper part of the jug in a deep blue area is a deep brown feather like structure…I dont know what these represent, but I would think they have been inspired by the negative space behind the jug.
Patrick CaulfieldCoal Fire 1969
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Here the negative space is the red glow between the coals that are only indicated by a black line on a grey background.
Some of my drawings of negative space:
Check and Log page 33
What are the difficulties in separating cast shadow from reflected light and shade?
On the whole, cast shadows are on the opposite side of the object to the incident light, however reflected light may fall from one object onto another and cast a shadow in its own right.
Cast shadows, because the light rays are straight, tend to mimic in shape the object although it may be shortened or elongated. A reflected light may come from a curved surface and change the shape of the original.
Cast shadows may also have some of the colours of the original object thrown onto the second object. The light reflected is changed also in shape and colour. Reflected shadows and light may be visible in the reflections which are not seen from the viewer’s point of view.
The reflected shadows and light follow the contours of the objects. How have you shown this in your drawing?
On the whole, I have not followed the contours with the charcoal hatching or shading but have depended on the outer line and shape of the objects to give curvature. The light reflected in the pots follows these contours as per the shape of the object.
The reflected shadows and light, almost produce another pictiure within a picture, the coffee pot and kettle not only reflecting in each other but also picking up reflections and light from the rest of the room. I have attempted to depict these by tonal changes and outlines.