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Tinting the senses, adjusting the gaze: colouring versus close-up as a means to draw viewers into visual works
Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
This essay discusses the effects of two stylistic devices used in a graphic novel and a film, both entitled Blue is the Warmest Color. In the case of the graphic novel, written by the French comic-book writer Julie Maroh, her use of the colour blue will be focused upon. Since large parts of the graphic novel are drawn in sepia tones, certain blue items are highlighted and stand out. This highlighting will be analysed by connecting it to insights established by the French philosopher Lucedoi:10.1080/21504857.2016.1180540 fatcat:gkqi4zqonfcrhig24nfeniadvi