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140414 # Blacky #1

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140414 Blacky

140414 # Blacky #1

This is one of the most impressive manifestations by Blacky. She starts with two red color applications with a white gap in between. She then applies black paint to the outer edges of the red applications. Finally, she puts a blue color field right in the middle of the two red color fields. She then gives the brush back and pushes the board toward us.

140414 Blacky 1 Stills

This manifestation shows that Blacky is able to make some remarkable actions with regard to the intended use of the painting implements. She applies different color fields, which relate to each other, in a quite differentiated way. The fact that she mirrors the red and black color fields around a white gap of the paper and then sets a blue color application inside the gap is exceptional; it shows that she is producing an intentional closed area on the paper with the paints. Furthermore, this area is even layered by previous intended applications that are visually related to each other.


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