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Flat Art Exhibition: Lost But Not Forgotten

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Ben Morris is a representational artist who is currently attending the University of Regina where his art work called “Lost but not Forgotten” was shown in the fifth parallel gallery during the exhibition declared at “flat art”, which ran from March fourth to the twenty-first in 2014. Within the medium of oil paint, along with being painted on canvas “lost but not forgotten” by Ben Morris draws a person eye to the ground, which consists of a blue table pushed against a brown wall. Now in the fore-ground a person would see the tail side of a quarter which is dated at the year 2010. Bent over holding the quarter in place is a lego man, whose shadow extends to the wall containing a waist ...view middle of the document...

Now the picture plane in the painting creates distance from the wall and the lego man, which in a personal perspective talks directly to the history on lego. Lego first came out in 1945, during that time Lego was not a huge success because it was not seen as a must need toy. In comparison to the painting ‘Lost but not Forgotten’ the artist must have new of this concept and used the shadoq accordingly. Now this observation for the shadow and more of the painting comes from my own personal understanding of lego, since a person may consider themselves a Lego enthusiast to know what day lego firs came to existence. Ben Weiss uses a shadow to do a lot of talking in the painting, since it mimics they thought of people when lego first came out as the small stackable blocks were in the shadows and weren’t much of interest. But as Lego continued to evolve, it slowly started to make its way into the light along with far more money. After a person perceives the meaning of the shadow they are now crossed due to the fact tat the year the painting was done was 2013, but as a person’s eyes make their way around the painting they will notice that there is a quarter dated for the year of 2010.
As shown upon the quarter is the year 2010 because that was the year when lego sold out to Disney. There is no doubt that that artist deliberately made the year 2010 in relation to such an event. Not only does the significance of the quarter hold its own in the painting it makes a great contribution to the shadow, since the contribution of Lego grew in value. The artist intentions through the quarter was very successful, because a person can see it mocks the way lego started to make an excellent revenue, but once they joined with the Disney in 2010 they started making a quarter in value. They use of the quarter was an excellent way to depict the value of lego in today’s society. A person that connects with this painting would understand why the artist did it along with the intentions behind the quarter. Furthermore, a person may question the artist intention behind the date of the quarter was to mock the lego industry, but the artist uses a smirk on the legos man face to accomplish that feeling...

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