Post by beccaelizabeth on Jan 5, 2004 7:41:45 GMT -5
But in BUFFY S7, Spike seemed to wear more black and less red, probably because he had lost most of his wardrobe.
Also because if there's one season where Spike is less alive and passionate... though there were times he's worn other colors. Black and blue in the real crazy times, and brown or green back in initiative and Riley times, but that was copying so I dont know as it counts for much beyond that.
Now, on ANGEL, Spike is stuck in the black shirt and pants and duster. I can't wait to see what he'll wear now that he's corporeal again. Hope this doesn't foretell Spike's coming more under Angel's sartorial influence.
*shudders* eeew though actually I wouldnt mind seeing Spike wear the duster less, on account of why he put it back on (Buffy telling him), but dressing more like Angel would be unfun
Red is for life and passion too. Though didn't Angelus run around in black and red? Dru, Spike and Angel/Angelus seemed to wear black and red a lot in S2. GAIL
yup, and in an undead way they were passionate and alive. also with the blood. I think what's changing in Spike is less the signifiers and more the dignity- tarot cards dignified means right way up, ill-dignified or reversed is wrong way up, with all the meanings reversed, interrupted, blocked, twisted. Vampires are way ill-dignified. So he's all blood symbols still but they mean better things. maybe.
Plus when we see him draw it's usually when he's at his most obsessive, whether as Angel or Angelus. Boxes and boxes of pictures of Darla. Focus in on something and try to capture it on paper. Also we've only ever seen him use pencil or charcoal I think, as in black and white. No colors. I've read it said that Spike's the one who lives in shades of grey- not so, he's red. third most noticeable color, above all the others. Life and the living world. Action. Angel seems to prefer black and white and shun the red.
And yet, in S1 She, Angel gives a very erudite discussion of Monet's painting "La Musique aux Tuileries." Interesting, because Monet was known for his extraordinary use of color to display both light and shadow in his paintings. So I think Angel certainly appreciates color. I tend to think that Angel draws in pencil because it's easy -- all you need is the pencil and paper. For anything in color, you need more -- whether they're colored pencils, or paints and brushes, or solvents/cleaners. Pencil = simple.
Of course, Angel then used his lecture to comment on the appearance of Baudelaire and his poem, "Le Vampire."
Preghiamo che questo libro e’ mai letto piu’. . .
Che il demonio Molocco e’ mai lasciato piu’ fuori nel mondo.