Saturday, October 27, 2012

Spooky Trad: Mid-Century Painting Spookiness

I picked up this Mid-20th Century painting recently for $6 and I think that it's pretty cool. Remember that old 80's movie Children of The Corn? I think that they lived in this place. Notice the trees sticking out of the houses? That's referred to as 'antlering' by photographers and painters and it usually doesn't look right. -However, I think that it's great in this case because the out-of-scale huge trunks look other worldly and threatening. 
Similarly, the worn condition of the canvas usually would detract from an oil painting but I think it enhances the eerie mood of the painting's shapes and colors. 

1 comment:

Ernie Shiftlett said...

Reminds me of the Cubbage residence.