“Mystery and Melancholy of a Street” by Giorgio de Chiroco
I can’t remember the last time I noticed my shadow. I’m not sure when shadows went from being a thing of fascination to a thing you take for granted, you mentally write off and don’t see anymore. If you think about it, I’m sure we all have long lists of “things” in this camp. I love shadows in paintings and I love casting them in my own work. In this painting, with a really great title, the shadows are a huge part of the composition and also add great mystery to the scene. This week I want to look at shadows in paintings (probably mostly my own) and try to rediscover “the mystery and (maybe) the melancholy” within them.