Monday, September 3, 2007

Vertigo Pop Tokyo 2, page 17

"A painting in which there are bodies in many dissimilar poses is always particularly pleasing." So said Leon Battista Alberti (not Vasari, as I wrote a couple of days ago, in a misquote as well as misattribution.)

By that standard, Seth's work is endlessly pleasing. Here is the page immediately following the one I talked about yesterday. Maki and Mizumi are in every frame but one, but in each frame we see them from a different point of view: from the floor, from above, from in front, from beside, and in different positions: kneeling, sitting, leaning, reaching, turning. Even the last two panels, in which they are not doing anything interesting, just walking side by side, we see them from different angles, so that they don't look the same, and the background has variety.

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