GCD - Part 2

Info - Project 4

by Bo Xu

Zine Project

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Light & Shadow

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Secret and Story

Etching and aquatint

In this image, children and animals share confidence.

Rego has vivid memories of her own childhood in Portugal and of the folk tale stories told by her grandmother.

I had my idea from this image, which is about the folk tales stories I heard in my childhood memory. 

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Bird Woman Playing

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Girl with her Moter and a Dog. 1987

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From Paula Rego and Honore Daumier's work, I found either their works and stories contain a sense of negative emotion., which shows not all stories have the perfect ending. Even though there might be something happy in the middle, but the whole story shows a strong depression feeling to me.

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The story of Urashima Taro Version 1.

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This is a version of the story of Urashima Taro. In this version, the main story was similar to other versions, but the characters were changed by the author/illustrator. The story ends with a bit of mystery.

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House Of Illustration

Paula Rego/Honore Daumier

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Prince Pig and the Second Sister

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I really like the colour that Paula Rego used in some of her works. The layers of pencil/pen lines interact with the colours. And I really like the how Paula Rego uses the contrast between light and shadow, so this inspired me to produce my Zine based on colours, pencil, pen and light&shadows.

And also, Honore Daumier used multi-cultures in her work. The 'En Chine' series was produced when he went to China at the time of aggravated political relations between France and China. At the same time, there was an appetite for Chinese produces in Paris. In this series, Daumier exaggerated the characters' figures to represent the tension between the three grotesque characters.

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Serie En Chine

In China Series, 1859

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Zine Examples

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I have looked some examples of Zines. I really like this version of Zine, because it presents really clear to me by using only two colours, black&white. And also it makes me to think about to consider to use the spaces. 

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In the story it didn't mention the Japanese traditional alcohol, Sake. In order to create the atmosphere of the two cultures, in my Zine I added some key elements such as sake to represent the cultures.

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Colours

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Unhappy Courtship

Prince Pig Series

Lithograph

Paula Rego's Prince Pig series is based on a 16th century story by Gianfranco Straparola. The story is about a pig marries and murders two sisters, but find happiness when he married the third sister.

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Prince Pig with his first Bride

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Prince Pig and the Third Sister

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Scarecrow

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This chilling image recalls the story of a scarecrow who is saved from a fire by a pig. When the pig is later taken to slaughter, the scarecrow does not return the favour.

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Key element 2: Tamatebako (Mysterious box).

In Japanese culture, people use coloured and patterned paper to wrap the present box and offers to their guest for good fortune.

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