Choose a language
Use Arthive in the language you prefer
Sign up
Create an account
Register to use Arthive functionality to the maximum

Acquisition and loss

Collage, 22.07.2020, 0.6×1.3×1.3 cm

Description of the artwork «Acquisition and loss»

The work displays two contrasting perceptions of reality.

The fish on the left is an ambitious person - or otherwise - only youth, abiding in recklessness and not losing sight of hope for a bright future, striving for a progressive process of life, which, it seems, will only contribute to happiness. On the right, one can see a fish caught under a kitchen knife, butter and so on. Or it is, in two senses, a "canned" representative of a "living" generation that has given up and is no longer striving for anything but one (which, in fact, has already happened). Quite appropriate here is the version that this part of the work depicts a bored person, who does not see the beauty of life and therefore never had wonderful and inspired feelings that can be experienced in the movement of a stormy life stream.

This flow can be seen in a pattern that is arbitrary and intuitive. The curls on the left are naive and light, even shallow. More experience shows the intricate swirl of lines on the right side.

When considering the collage, the completely disconnected parts in unity give rise to one idea - existential, which is also emphasized by the water, which is the source, the beginning, the enlarged word "no" at the base of the pyramids and the fish in their symbolism. Fish backgrounds compiled from scrapbooks from the Prague National Gallery brochure. One fish is, the other ... no longer. But they, oddly enough, conduct a dialogue, as if they exist, as well as the tennis ball, invisible, participates in the end of the film "Magnification" by Michelangelo Antonioni.

I like1 To the selection0
About the artwork

This artwork has been added by Arthive user, if it violates copyright please tell us.

Art form: Collage

Technique: Collage

Date of creation: 22.07.2020

Size: 0.6×1.3×1.3 cm

Location: Anna Vdovenko