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About Suggestion Box

How many visual cues do we need to complete a picture in our minds? How does text interact with visual information to produce an image or a story in our brains?

This is an investigation into the limits of visual reduction and the power of suggestion. I'm also interested in the degree to which a work of art meets the viewer and in how hard the viewer is willing to work to have an experience.

Serious inquiry? Droll experiment? Maybe a little of both.

The images and titles on this page are often grouped in twos, threes and fours; together, each group forms a progression around a single idea, sometimes a color I request from folks on Twitter and Facebook.

Want to play? Simply look, read, and let your mind fill in the details - then scroll to the next in the series.

To join in, tell me a color name. Just one. Like pink. Or emerald green. I'll do the rest.

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Thursday
Jun302011

Consecutive Retinal Contrast: Manet's Olympia Part 2 of 4

Consecutive retinal contrast: Edouard Manet, Olympia (detail 2, standing figure). 1863. Oil on canvas 130 × 190 cm (51.2 × 74.8 in), Musée d'Orsay | Digital painting in four parts, Julia Hensley 2011

Thursday
Jun302011

Consecutive Retinal Contrast: Manet's Olympia Part 1 of 4

Consecutive retinal contrast: Edouard Manet, Olympia (detail 1, reclining figure). 1863. Oil on canvas 130 × 190 cm (51.2 × 74.8 in), Musée d'Orsay | Digital painting in four parts, Julia Hensley 2011

Saturday
Jun252011

Houston Humidity

Houston Humidity, Latex Pearl Finish. Commissioned by @isitart on Twitter in response to an invitation. She requested the title which I have envisioned as a paint store color based on my imagining of the place where the sky fades toward the buildings of downtown Houston on a steamy day in June

Thursday
Jun232011

The Garden of Earthly Delights, Right Panel: Hell

Hieronymous Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1490-1510, Right Panel: Hell. (220 × 97.5 cm, 87 × 38.4 in). Oil on wood, 220 × 195 cm, Prado, Madrid

Thursday
Jun232011

The Garden of Earthly Delights, Center Panel: Ecclesia's Paradise

Hieronymous Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1490-1510, Center Panel: Ecclesia's Paradise. Oil on wood, 220 × 195 cm, Prado, Madrid

Thursday
Jun232011

The Garden of Earthly Delights, Left Panel: The Earthly Paradise

Hieronymous Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1490-1510, Left Panel: The Earthly Paradise (Garden of Eden). Oil on wood, 220 × 195 cm, Prado, Madrid

Sunday
Jun192011

Day at the Beach

Sunday
Jun192011

Lost in the desert

Sunday
Jun192011

June sky with eyes closed

Sunday
Jun192011

June sky

Sunday
Jun192011

Tower of Babel

Sunday
Jun192011

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

 

Sunday
Jun192011

Ultramarine Blue

Ultramarine Blue, digital painting, Julia Hensley 2011

Sunday
Jun192011

Yves Klein Blue Monochrome

Blue Monochrome, 1961, Yves Klein (1928-1962). Dry pigment in synthetic polymer medium on cotton over plywood, 6' 4 7/8" x 55 1/8" (195.1 x 140 cm)

Sunday
Jun192011

Les Trés Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Month of July, Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, c. 1412-16. Limbourg brothers (Herman, Paul, and Johan; fl. 1385 – 1416). Iron gall ink, powdered pigment in arabic and tragacanth gum on Vellum (calfskin), 11.4 x 8.3 inches (29 x 21 cm)

Sunday
Jun192011

Red Rose at Night

Sunday
Jun192011

Red Rose

Sunday
Jun192011

Naked Mole Rat

Naked Mole Rat (Heterocephalus glaber). A burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa, it has a highly unusual set of physical traits that enables it to thrive in a harsh, underground environment, including a lack of pain sensation in its skin and a very low metabolism. [Source: Wikipedia]

Sunday
Jun192011

Blind Mole Rat

Blind Mole Rat (Spalax ehrenbergi). A species of rodent found in Egypt, Iraq, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Syria and Turkey. Its natural habitat is Mediterranean-type shrubbish vegetation, and it is threatened by habitat loss. [Source: Wikipedia]

Sunday
Jun192011

The Naked Maja

La maja desnuda (The Naked Maja), Francisco Goya, c. 1797–1800, Oil on canvas, 97 x 190 cm (38 in × 75 in), Museo del Prado, Madrid