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Art Tuesday - Lino Cuts

June 27, 2016
Author: Kelly Elarbee
It is Art Tuesday at The Specialist Works US and we are featuring one of our favorite executions, the Lino Cut! This rose and skeleton imagery will fall into our Tombstones for Media collection, but we wanted to highlight it as a piece of Art first. Bold graphics in black and red are reminiscent of the spot color used in older newsprint ads. The juxtaposition of the beauty of the rose, and the severity of the skeleton is shocking. It will turn some people off at a glance. When you look closer though, the detail of the bird skeleton is actually quite beautiful. This piece brings the question to the forefront: “Do shock campaigns turn off buyers or make them think and look further?”