Monday, October 17, 2011

Text in Art: Juxtaposition

The use of text in art is great for juxtaposition, you can easily add a witty or sarcastic statement to give an image more depth and poignancy and it looks good too, with the rise of apps such as instagram and inspirational quotes being the norm, it is refreshing to see some more angsty commentary being added to images by modern day artists who are all to happy to dabble in different mediums. Taking images from the past such as the Victorian images of people in Halloween costumes such as paper masks, like this rabbit mask seen here, with words that juxtapose against the image can add humour and other cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement.

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