Thursday, July 18, 2013
Over the top?
Title: The Making of
By: Brecht Evens
Peterson is a moderately successful artist who unwittingly agrees to participate in an installation for a sleepy village’s biennial. The other artists are dabblers and misfits who repeatedly frustrate Peterson’s attempts to make something serious out of the amateur festival.
The story is rendered in lush, painstakingly detailed watercolor illustrations that sometimes derail the plot with their sheer artistry. Each page is a burst of colors and multiple perspectives that has a thrilling, hallucinatory effect These “lapses” actually allow for the careful examination of each panel that is necessary to appreciate that this is as much a cautionary tale of hubris as an exploration of the true purpose of art.
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