A Return to Itten: Days 9 to 12

//A Return to Itten: Days 9 to 12

A Return to Itten: Days 9 to 12

Today seems like an Itten’s Contrasts kind of day, with rainbows reflected in puddles as the sun dances in and out of Seattle downpour. I started an Itten’s Contrast series on the eve of 2010 — finishing just eight of my twelve promised posts. I’m tallying up the final four today, two years later, with a link back to the two posts that inspired the original project: It’s Not Imbalanced — It’s Itten and The 12 Days of Itten’s Contrasts.

The gist of the exercise is to pair two photographs, each containing an element that contrasts with the other. In the third photograph, you include both contrasting elements in one photograph. The key is to expand beyond the literal and into the metaphorical, imaginative and sensory aspects of the characteristic in question.

Liquid / Solid

Liquid:

Pacific Ocean Storm and Waves

Pacific - ©ingridtaylar

Solid:

Solid Door

Clearly Solid - ©ingridtaylar

Liquid & Solid:

Soup and Toast

Soup + Toast - ©ingridtaylar

Still / Moving

Still:

Deer in Grass Field

Still a Deer - ©ingridtaylar

Moving:

Hood Ornament in Motion

Ornament in Reverse - ©ingridtaylar

Still & Moving:

Statues

Moving in Place - ©ingridtaylar

Loud / Soft

Loud:

Fireworks Over San Francisco

Fire + Night - ©ingridtaylar

Soft:

Moss on Trees in Rockport Washington

Rockport Moss - ©ingridtaylar

Loud & Soft:

Blue Socks on UC Berkeley Campus

Pedestrian Blues - ©ingridtaylar

Opaque / Transparent

Opaque:

Coiled Boom in Port of Seattle

Boom - ©ingridtaylar

Transparent:

Okay … translucent.

Translucent Cucumber Slices

Translucent Green - ©ingridtaylar

Opaque & Transparent:

Broken Window in Trailer

Broken Home - ©ingridtaylar

By | 2012-04-03T17:42:48+00:00 April 3rd, 2012|Art-Ness, Blog|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Mia McPherson April 4, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Lovely images Ingrid.

    • ingrid April 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Thank you, Mia. It’s a fun exercise, even if a bit time consuming.

  2. Hugh April 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Great pics — as always — but a wonderful implementation as well of Mise-en-scène. Kudos!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mise_en_sc%C3%A8ne

    • ingrid April 4, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Merci bien. d:-)

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