Zoe and Victoria Yin

The sisters Zoe and Victoria Yin are two of the youngest stars in the art-world.  They have exhibited at a wide range of galleries and their artwork has been acquired by collectors from all over the world. Both sisters have exhibited at the International Art Expo, Victoria first broke the record as the youngest artist at age 10, while her sister Zoe broke Victoria’s previous record at age 8. Although the sisters are very close their artistic styles and themes are quite different although in the same medium. While Zoe Yin paints swirling human figures reminiscent of Matisse and colours like Rembrandt  the older sisters paintings are made in surrealist style much like Dali’s. Victoria also has a strong narrative and theme in her paintings reflecting her fascination with technology, myth religion and the future of humanity.  Another fascinating aspect of the sisters is their talent in poetry which seems to be a trait common in child prodigies with an artistic talent(Akiane Kramarik).

Dusk(After Michelangelo’s Dusk)(Aug. 2010)Victoria Yin, 20 x 30cmm, acrylic on canvas.

Analysis:

Dusk(After Michelangelo’s Dusk) features one of Victoria’s most used visual tools. She contrasts the geometrical patterns found on the woman’s head with the organic softness of her body. The geometrical patterns represents technology and the future in contrast to the ancient sculpture by Michelangelo.

Of Aesthetic  laws she has not used many in this painting, a peak shift in colour space is perhaps the most prevalent effect arising from the use of strong primary colours. The main subject pops out as a result of the softness of background, an effect similar to the soft focus effect of photos taken with a fast F value. A form of depth is produced by placing the cold blue in the middle of the painting surrounded by a warmer red. The yellow line is perceived as being further towards the viewer due to the higher level of luminosity and the warmth of the paint.

Note: Her newer paintings are much better than this but this was the only good photo I could find with the full title and dimensions.

Tale of the Three(jan. 2010), Zoe Yin, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 110 cm.

Analysis:

The swaying forms of the humans repeats the forms of the colours that frames them working into the repetition of form effect. The people in the painting are all connected through the use of colour, with the red and yellow sides flowing into each other through the swaying human figures.

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