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Coles Phillips 1911 Life Magazine Analysis

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Coles Phillips creates his own type of girl during the teens of the century with the “fadeaway girl”. To do this, he would combine parts of the foreground and background through one color. Phillips specialized in closure, where one erases details of the picture but it can still be read as a completed image. He used simplicity and seperated values to define form by the objects around it, utilizing negative space to its utmost ability. In his 1911 Life Magazine cover, he uses the blocks of red-orange to accentuate the body of the woman. The viewer cannot see her clothing, but because of the shapes they can fill in the information. NC Wyeth was also a master of communication in his illustrations. Wyeth utilized “exaggerated clairty” to convey
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