Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Research: Giorgio De Chirico

Phil suggested me Giorgio De Chirico as an inspiration source for my scene. As a surrealist artist, De Chirico's paintings are memorable for the haunted, brooding moods evoked by their images. His subjects were still cityscapes inspired by the bright daylight of Mediterranean cities, but gradually he turned his attention to studies of cluttered storerooms, sometimes inhabited by mannequin-like hybrid figures. I can now see how he uses shadows in his artworks to bring an uncanny mood to the whole scene.

1 comment:

  1. these references just feel like the perfect companion to your current location - and see how atmospheric and 'odd' they are...