03
Nov
12

Day 308: Bella in the Lights, by Dianne Gall

Dianne Gall Bella in the Lights

Day 308: Bella in the Lights, by Dianne Gall

Bella in the Lights by Dianne Gall is possibly the odd one out within the context of her current exhibition, Femme Noir, at Catherine Asquith Galleries. As the title of the exhibition suggests, Gall’s works are inspired by the film noir and the powerful female protagonists of the silver screen. The spirit of Bette David, Joan Crawford, and Katherine Hepburn haunts these imaginative and emotionally charged mise-en-scènes; while the styling and interior decorations within the paintings evoke the bygone eras.

Bella, on the other hand, is a thoroughly contemporary woman. She is stepping into the night, pausing on a sidewalk in silent contemplation. If the backgrounds of other paintings within the exhibition are meticulously executed with detailed precision, here only Belle’s profile is in sharp focus, juxtaposed against the blurred cacophony of glaring city lights. They bathe her face in a reflected glow and bounce its purple, blue, and magenta highlights off her neck, shoulders, and the details of her dress. In this painting, Bella is the only focus of our attention; her interiority is the only object of our silent contemplation.

http://www.diannegall.com/

http://www.catherineasquithgallery.com/

[© Eugene Barilo von Reisberg 2012; where applicable, images are courtesy of the artists and their galleries.]

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Day 308: Bella in the Lights, by Dianne Gall”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Eugene Barilo v. Reisberg

November 2012
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Archives

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 102 other followers


%d bloggers like this: