(latin: fear of empty spaces)
describes the desire in art, but above all in painting,
to fill all empty spaces with images or details.
Whenever Mrs Redfries sees a piece of blank paper, it’s bye-bye good mood and hello unsettling feeling!
The same disturbing sensation that a traffic warden without a parking ticket,
an astronaut without zero gravity or indoor umbrellas would know all too well.
A gaping feeling of absolutely emptiness – the horror of the void.
Now whenever Mrs Redfries comes across a blank piece of paper, Mr Redfries is quick to act,
plopping her down in front a huge selection of colours.
And soon, the nasty voids give way to small works of art and the horror vacui is successfully conquered once more,
allowing Mr Redfries to breathe again. Phew!
Did we mention already how common a close encounter with emptiness is?
As you know, there’s a lot of white paper out there. And because Mr Redfries doesn’t know what to do
with all the beautiful and colourful works of art, you can now order them from redfries to please yourself as well as loved ones.