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Andreas Roseneder  das blaue krokodil,  AquaBrique on canvas 80 x 100 cm  2008

this image does not exist anymore in the state you see it above. it´s just the first sketch of an agressive crocodile snaping the air – or to the beholder. photography gives us the possibility to preserve this provisional result in painting.  does this preservation help in going further? – or is it just a barrier to let in new ideas?

& – what´s the meaning of the statement: “after all a painter is painting nothing but the same image his whole life through”? – does a crocodile snap on the same subject his whole life through?

2 Comments

  1. Some mad questions you pose in your blog entry here but the blue Croc works for me in its current form…has plenty of motion and life.

    I have one question was this drawn from life or a photo?

    BobbyM
    http://bobbywashere.wordpress.com

  2. hi Bobby, that may be mad questions for unexperienced but going further in artwork you may find yourself once in a situation like that: no matter you work on a crocodile´s or flee´s movement, it SEEMS to be the work on the same subject, the same image. at sudden it´s just your OWN movement on the canvas.

    the form of a questionmark in the body of the crocodile with the head in his center came out of my imagination (or what´s the result of watching crocs on TV or in films – I´m living in Austria & had never the chance to see living animals free but in the zoo lying motionless in some corner of their cages)- but with the jaw & the arrangement of the teeth I had problems & took some examples out from photos by google-search I fused to the image above.

    to come back to your OWN movement on the canvas:
    the best way to imagine & capture the croc would be to incarnate his beast. but I think in that case there would be no more urge to PAINT your imaginations after all!


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