Wednesday, March 19, 2014

World Trade

This American artist, Paula Scher, used acrylic on canvas to depict the trade routes of the world. I like this piece because it shows the complexity of trade between countries in a visual manner. Just as international trade causes confusion, so does the visualization of that trade with paint on canvas. It is also interesting to notice the scale of each country in comparison to one another. This particular map is actually not to scale when compared to the true sized of each respective country and continent. The United States, here is shown to be much larger than it really is. If you were to see a correctly scaled map you would notice that all of the US, China, India, Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, UK, Switzerland, Netherlands, Portugal, and Belgium can easily fit into the continent of Africa with some space left over. The up-scaling of certain continents and countries of this piece may be indicative of the amount of trade that country provides.

TITLE:  World Trade
ARTIST:  Paula Scher (American)
WORK DATE:  2010
CATEGORY:  Paintings
MATERIALS:  Acrylic on canvas
SIZE:  h: 157 x w: 92 in / h: 398.8 x w: 233.7 cm
STYLE:  Contemporary
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery  212-243-8830  Send Email
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Paula Scher: MAPS  Jan 12 - Feb 18, 2012

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