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"Cristo Rey" (Christ The King)

"Cristo Rey" (Christ The King)
Wood block print, hand colored. Image size is approximately 5" x 7".

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Impact of Black and White

It still amazes me what a "line" can do.  What a line on a piece of paper can stand for, what it signifies, what it symbolizes.  Sometimes the most intimidating thing to me is a blank piece of  WHITE paper...yet, when a line is placed upon that paper, it becomes less and less intimidating.

The most prominant visual element in my work is the "simple black line" and the contrast against WHITE.  Like classic black shoes (womens heels, mens simple black loafers), the classic "little black dress", classic black sunglasses (plastic frames like the Ray Ban Wayfarer's, or black metal frames like the Aviators), a smooth black leather jacket, or the classic black bow tie and tuxedo...it's amazing what "simple black" can do, the color it can bring out in everything else...the contrast it has against stark, hard, cold WHITE!

Black and White will ALWAYS have a strong, hard impact in the world of art, and the world we live in.  There's nothing truer, nothing cleaner, nothing more vivid and definite.  Whether the lines are hard solid lines or exaggerated and splashed out about...you're going to get the same strong impact...anyday, anywhere...on anything!

El Color de Mi Vida (The Color of My Life)

El Color de Mi Vida  (The Color of My Life)
Newly Framed - Wooden frame

El Jugador (The Player)

El Jugador (The Player)
23" x 27" Wooden Framed Artwork

Siempre Juntos (Together Always)

Siempre Juntos (Together Always)
Blank Classic White Greeting Cards

Casanova Design on Etsy

Casanova Design on Etsy
Purchase artwork by Casanova

Casanova Design

Casanova Design
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La Esmeralda - 2014

La Esmeralda - 2014
My beautiful wife during the month of October/November for Dia De Los Muertos ~ Photography, costumes and make up by Crystal Torres Sanchez (In Memory of my Father Dionicio Casanova Jr.)

Chicitita - 2014

Chicitita - 2014
In memory of my Grandfather Raymond Elalio Zaragoza

Huesos de Amor

Huesos de Amor
Gift tags or tags for ANY occassion!! You just have to believe!!!

Angel of Love

Angel of Love
Ink Pen, Berol Prismacolor, ink