Saturday, November 1, 2008

Silhouette

In Wikipedia:

A silhouette is a view of a object or scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouette usually being black. The word is an eponym named after Etienne de Silhouette, a finance minister who in 1759 imposed such harsh economic demands upon the French people that his name became synonymous with anything done or made cheaply

A silhouette is a form of artwork. It is most commonly a human portrait in profile, in black. They do not show any facial expression. Silhouettes are most often made by a skilled silhouette artist by looking at a subject's profile, whether in person or from a photograph, and simply cutting out their likeness freehand. Two hundred years ago, long before the camera was invented, someone wishing to have an inexpensive portrait created of their loved ones would have visited a silhouette artist. Within minutes and using only a pair of scissors and a skillful eye, he would have produced a little image with a remarkable resemblance to his subject

In America, silhouettes were highly popular from about 1790 to 1840. The invention of the camera signaled the end of the silhouette as a widespread form of portraiture. However, their popularity is being reborn in a new generation of people who appreciate the silhouette as a nostalgic and unique way of capturing a loved one's image

I had posted a dp2fc competition about Silhouette, but in this post i will share more pictures about Silhouette. Just click the gallery below. Enjoy.

5 comments:

desperateblogger said...

oh my, your pictures are wonderful!

Chang 'd Mods said...

NICE PICTURE!

Bogie said...

Wow... your photos are very nice!Keep posting!

jogjacartoonvisit said...

Great capture on ur photographs! well done...

JudithNatalia said...

nice pic!