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Newest Collection: MACS5 - Modern Art Color Study 5 - Fog


17 January 2022


This week's new collection is MACS5. As a celebration of the 350th numbered collection in this gallery, this is the fifth Modern Art Color Study collection, succeeding MACS (the original), MACS2 (Ghast), MACS3 (Cloth), and MACS4 (Civilization. As with its predecessors, all works in this collection are derived from a singular source, and carefully modified in different ways using different color filters and settings to produce as many different variations as possible. Of its predecessors, this collection takes most after Color Study 2, having little definition and instead varying in brightness and saturation across the image. This produces a contour, and there are lines of some structure, so each work tends towards a single primary color, rather than mixing multiple. The 'original' take, which was copied and modified to produce the rest of the collection, is, fittingly, Pure Fog. Overall, the Modern Art Color Studies are some of the purest examples of what this gallery is trying to accomplish - an experiment in the agency and creativity I can harness in the creation of modern art. Please enjoy!

MASC >

HEART


This is an extremely simple but extremely heartwarming work which simply consists of a heart-shaped depression on a soft pink background.

VAMA >

GLINT ON SCALES


This is a truly unique work on every possible level. For starters, this picture isn't really of a screen like every other work in this gallery - the monitor that is its subject is turned off, and isn't broken. Rather, this scale-like texture is set across the monitor's entire screen. Experiments found it to be impossible to remove, and I have no idea how it came to be in the first place. This is likely the only work of its kind that will ever be displayed in this gallery.

SPMA >

CASUAL BUSINESS


This work exemplifies elegant simplicity with both its design and its color scheme. The interesting texture in the blue background of the work simply complements the consistent tone and texture of the reddish foreground, with the contours of the image just suggesting the shape of a suit jacket without being too overt.

IMA >

WITCH'S SPELL


This is a simple work that focuses on design with a nice, fairly uncommon background color that complements the design well. The work's vertical lines help to emphasize the power of the spell being performed.

CSMA >

HIDDEN MYSTICISM


This work uses the gallery's ripple wave archetype in a very interesting way, by restricting it to just two colors and blocking out the center of the image to give less of a sense of where the waves emanate from, or which direction they travel. The shading style and texture also help to make this work memorable and unique.