OF SECTION IV PICTURES
S. F. DAN
are very fond of using solarization which was actually practised more than
thirty years ago. Mr. Lo thinks that these so called "new experiments "should
not be used unless necessary. In No.66
, the author succeeds in bringing out the beauty of Chinese curios by semi-solarization.
This is an example of what I mean by the right use of "new experiments".
is a successful composition. The title "Speechless Mouths" also suggests
humour in the sense that the two jars are personified. The repetition of
large and small circles gives rhythm to the whole print. Both Nos.
71 and 72 are outdoor "Still Life".
They are fresh to us because the choice of subjects is rather uncommon.
The lens used in taking No.73 deserves
special mention here. A 205 mm. long focus lens was used so that
the background was completely out of focus. Diagonal composition is used
in No. 74 to show the strength
and ruggedness of the pine. Shades of mountains in the background convey
a sense of depth to the whole print. Some may doubt whether No.75
could be called a good picture. The author's intention is to show us depth
and perspective. No.76 resembles
No.73 in the sense that both pictures
show distinctly clear texture of the barks. While these two pictures are
composed of straight lines, No.78
express rhythm in nature. For those who like lakeside, seashore, rivers
or streams, No.80 would seem
to be your dreamland. You may also like lilies or lotus in the ponds, as
suggested by No.82 . The delicate
tones of the leaves deserve special mention here. The same effect can also
be found in "Good Fruit" ( No.86 ) . The
"N" composition is quite powerful. It seems to me that Mr. Lo's pictures
not only depict "truth", capture "beauty" and reach "perfection", but also
impress us with the philosophy of a hermit's life.
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