Aavo Koort  


Museum Crossroads by Aavo Koort

August 2020 - Museum Crossroads

August 2020 - Aavo Koort

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August 2020 - Aavo Koort

Original 2

August 2020 - Aavo Koort

Original 3

About the Image(s)

This is another attempt to create surrealism –to make the viewer uncomfortable. All Originals from my files. The gallery is from The Broad Museum in Los Angeles.
‘Even though the boy made a paint mess on the floor the old man ignores him. And why same paintings in both galleries.’
The work involved creating another gallery with same paintings crosswise from the main gallery. Then placing the two characters in the image.


6 comments posted

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Aavo, I like your departure here. I'm sure Alan will be proud. I like the overall theme and layout and have a few suggestions. The door way doesn't make sense as it is partially opaque and it cuts off paintings in an unnatural way. I would consider it being lower. The older man has an orange hue from the cabin he is in that does not match the lighting of the gallery.   Posted: 08/04/2020 22:19:59

Aavo Koort   Aavo Koort
Thanks for your comments Brad. My idea was to show same paintings in both galleries to make it more unreal. Perhaps I should have moved the front gallery paintings to the left of the door. Also made the man's clothing cooler. I will work on this.








  Posted: 08/06/2020 12:52:04

Alan Kaplan   Alan Kaplan
The door in this image is both a positive and a negative. The positive is that there is a door leading to another gallery. The negative is that the door is not tall enough to be a door, and it obscures some of the paintings. Also, the angle of the top of the door needs adjusting. The perspective of the paintings in the second gallery certainly adds depth to the image. This is worth revisiting.   Posted: 08/09/2020 15:18:51

Peggy Nugent   Peggy Nugent
You're messing with my mind here, Aavo. ;0)

I really like how the line of pictures in the boy's gallery and the gallery's baseboard really lead me in. A very fun concept to have the boy making his own art on the floor.

The luminosity of the man goes well with his gallery. You probably already know this, but an easy way to adjust his coloring is to click the white balance eyedropper on his tee shirt (near the belt line) .

I agree with Brad and Alan's comments.   Posted: 08/10/2020 16:50:04
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Peggy Nugent   Peggy Nugent
You're messing with my mind here, Aavo. ;0)

I really like how the line of pictures in the boy's gallery and the gallery's baseboard really lead me in. A very fun concept to have the boy making his own art on the floor.

The luminosity of the man goes well with his gallery. You probably already know this, but an easy way to adjust his coloring is to click the white balance eyedropper on his tee shirt (near the belt line) .

I agree with Brad and Alan's comments.   Posted: 08/10/2020 16:50:08
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Aavo Koort   Aavo Koort
Thanks Peggy.
How did you change the shirt. Also I do not understand how to click the 'tee shirt' 'near' his beltline.   Posted: 08/10/2020 17:51:23

 

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