image progression: merchant of venice IV Merchant of Venice IV • 12in x 16in • Mixed media collage on canvas • Carly Swenson • 2016 Rate this:share naked:TweetEmailPrintMoreShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related 4 thoughts on “image progression: merchant of venice IV” Add yours I love the use of the quotes, in the small room, with the curtain on the side. The colors and the lines give the picture a certain surreal quality. In this work you have achieved two of (for me) the most important roles of an artist: caused me to see “The Merchant of Venice” differently, and caused me to think. Thank you for these two gifts this morning. What gave birth to this work? I’m fascinated by the intersection of visual art and theater. LikeLike Reply This is a very brief explanation: https://nakedcarlyart.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/2016-volpone-the-merchant-of-venice/, but really my best friend’s husband has a theatre company and the lobby space of the theatre where they were performing wasn’t particularly visually engaging, so he asked me to create a series of works that people could enjoy before the house opens. This series was tricky though, because with both plays there wasn’t really a protagonist that was likable. It was hard for my to relate to the plays, but ultimately I was able to find quotes and ideas to draw inspiration from. LikeLike Reply Thank you for your reply. Have you thought about sending this series to Shakespeare theaters and asking for commissions for some of their upcoming productions? In my limited experience they seem to choose local artists. You could make a strong case for the perspective of an outside artist. LikeLike Reply That is something I had never considered, but it’s certainly a neat idea and worth looking into. Thanks for your input! LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.