Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ken Dodd

This is an oil on linen by David Cobley in 2004. It is a portrait of comedian Ken Dodd. It is painted to show out the eccentricness of the comedian showing his well known crazy messy hair and protruding teeth. I like this portrait because it is unusually composed. It shows this because in the portrait the vocal point is the comedians hand instead of the actual person as a whole. I also like it because I think it is very interesting that it shows the comedian in a mirror, and then also through that mirror shows him in another mirror. It makes me feel like it is three portraits in one. i also like it because it is very realistic but yet you can still tell it is a painting unlike some other painted portraits that don't necessarily look like a painting.

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