posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 08:59 AM
I went to her website to look at her paintings and I don't see them as being qualitatively different from those of many other artists. I think she has
a gift that would be analogous to "perfect pitch" among musicians, in the sense of a heightened discriminative capability.
Artists, in mixing colors, become aware of the color's component
colors. Sometimes they choose not to work with the color, but with the
components of the color instead, allowing them to tease out different emotional or design effects from the color.
The following is a good example of how an artist, Tom Thomson, has taken the blue component from the green of evergreen trees and accentuated it, for
effect, at the center of the painting. There are huge numbers of examples of this in artworks. Thomson was a great landscape artist working at the
beginning of the 20th century. The painting, an oil sketch measuring just over 4 X 6 inches, sold for in excess of $1.4 million.
Ms. Antico appears to see colors, as their components, from the get-go.
This ability, like perfect pitch, is a mixed blessing, I should think, . . . and like perfect pitch is no guarantee of great art.
It is an interesting phenomenon though. Thanks to the OP for the thread.
edit on 15-10-2014 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)