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The expressive features of Colville's works from the raven image

Chaoran Ma


Jung believed that the image created by the artist is the result of a certain cultural archetype passed down from generation
to generation in an unconscious way. Gombrich believed that even representational art is still conceptual and belongs to the accumulation
process of artistic vocabulary, which begins with the diagram. Throughout Colville's works, it can be found that the artist has a special
preference for the image of crow in the creation of works involving birds, while the image chosen by the artist can refl ect the artist's creation
psychology and expression habits. This paper fi rst briefl y describes the evolution of crow image in Western culture, and then starts with the
crow image in Colville's works to analyze the expression characteristics of the artist's works.


Crow; Image; Alex Colville

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/modern-management-forum.v8i4.12372