Painting, vintage color

Pictural and visual research into the color of vintage comics from the 1940s and 1950s, this series is both the practice of oil painting, collage and installation and my PhD research theme

oil on linen and canvas


Color in comics | The vintage color


My research on the world of comics is particularly in the color of comics and cartoons from the ’40s to early ’60s. The color of these comics is from the universe of the industry of comics and children’s books. Color practice limited by industrial and large-scale prints, neither sophisticated or from a refined printing, which can be said of the world of art.


A color range that is no longer utilized, but still very rich in its singularity, accuracy and sensations that I’m trying to investigate with my assemblages and paintings. Typical color of entertainment products intended for the masses, but at the same time a rich, sophisticated and delicate color. Unique and well elaborated in its composition. The works are inspired by comics, children’s books and tv broadcasts such as Woody Woodpecker, Bugs Bunny, Tom & Jerry, Donald Duck from the late ’40s to early ’60s.


1. comic books: Woody Woodpecker’s Peck of Trouble, 1951; Woody Woodpecker’s Pogo Stick Adventures, 1954; Tom and Jerry, 1953; Bugs Bunny Hangs around, 1947;