Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Staffage

Staffage is the visual arts equivalent of minor characters in a novel. They're animals or people in the background. Part of the scene, but not the subject.


As I can't draw, I'm attempting to illustrate this through photos of a crow. In one he's the central character, the subject - in the other he's really just staffage. See what I mean?


14 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - good word .. thanks - Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not to be confused with stuffage. Otherwise someone would be sticking him in a turkey. (Can you tell I'm looking forward to our Thanksgiving holiday?)

Maggie May said...

The staffage is having a hard time of it in this photo. But he's rock solid!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love crows

oscar case said...

Not familiar with the term pertaining to writing or acting. I thought it was a corporate word for employees.

Crystal Collier said...

Yup. Now that's a new word for me. A cool word.

Rosemary Johnson said...

I never knew that. Interesting!

Patsy said...

I like it, Hilary. Not sure if I'll use it, but it's good to have some in reserve.

Patsy said...

Not sure crows would be a good addition to a three bird roast, Alex!

Patsy said...

Did you type all that with a stoeny faced expression, Maggie?

Patsy said...

They have character, Mac.

Patsy said...

It might well be, Oscar! Some seem to think of staff that way.

Patsy said...

I hope you get to use it, Crystal.

Patsy said...

That's my plan, Rosemary!