I chose one of Jacqueline Humphries' black light paintings (one of the many Untitled). Alas, my phone camera seems to have trouble capturing fluorescing light, so I only have this photograph which does not do the colors justice. The painting consists of three colors: purple background and stark black forms accentuated with neon pink.
When I saw the painting initially, I was struck by a sense of nostalgia, although I couldn't put my finger on why. The bright magenta and purple painting didn't seem like something that would bring out my rose-tinted glasses, especially since as child I hated pink. But it wasn't so much the specific colors as the shapes formed by them. The black seemed to form a floating island, reminiscent of various high fantasy landscapes. The colored portions formed an alien atmosphere, further accentuating the otherworldliness of the painting.
Is this a good/useful/informative piece of content to include in the project? Have your say!
You must login before you can post a comment. .