Mousing Around III by Tom Rogerson

There has been an addition to the gargantuan collection of Disney work. A new release acting as the third installment to the Mousing Around series created by Tim Rogerson. Full of color, and the exuberance of Rogerson’s hand, these prints capture the energy behind the many faces of Mickey.

Mousing Around I-All Rights Reserved by Tom Rogerson

Mousing Around II-All Rights Reserved by Tom Rogerson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this third installment it becomes clear that the series is more of a study or a series of works in preparation to a final piece. I say this because of the complete lack of creativity in subject matter within the Mousing Around series. For example the mouse used as the centerpiece of Mousing Around I can be seen on the left of Mousing Around II and III.
In fact the three Mickey’s of Mousing Around I have merely been rotated throughout the series. Maybe Rogerson is in search of a master composition. He could even be interested in the visual permutations achievable.

"Mousing Around III"-All Rights Reserved by Tom Rogerson

 

As of yet there have been no rumors of additional releases within this series. Hopefully, for the sake of the legitimacy that is Rogersen’s creative license, there will be an endpoint to these shamelessly mirrored pieces. I would not be surprised if there is a final addition to this series. Which would validate the repetition of subject matter as well as catapult the value of the existing three installments.

"Picasso"- All Rights Reserved by Martel

Cubism was an art movement largely started by Pablo Picasso in 1907. Cubist painters rejected the traditional techniques of perspective, modeling, and foreshortening. They wanted instead to emphasize the two-dimensionality of the canvas. So they reduced and fractured objects into geometric forms, and then realigned these within a shallow, relieflike space. They also used multiple or contrasting vantage points. By utilizing the aesthetic of Cubism: the use of line, blocks of color, and the flattening of space by allowing the background to complete elements of the subject in the foreground, Rogerson steps away from his illustrator contemporaries.  Presenting a well-known face in a fresh new way!

Review Written by James Sprang