Thursday, March 01, 2007
Communicating with Picasso
This is the work currently stationed on my easel - three quarters finished. Thank goodness it snowed heavily last night: I'm supposed to be hanging this and the other works in the series today, but I have a few days reprieve thanks to the downy layer sent from heaven. I'm thoroughly enjoying working on this Picasso influenced series, reinterpreting the great man's works in my own style ... well, actually, in this particular work my style is greatly overshadowed by the overwhelming power of his style, making my painting more of a pastiche than a reinterpretation. This is a 30"x 24" acrylic on canvas, echoing Picasso's 6'8"x 68 1/2" oil on canvas monumental work entitled Three Women at the Fountain (Spring). The original is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is from Picasso's neo classical period during which he painted large, heavy-looking figures in timeless, classical poses. These three women are gathered at the spring to collect water and to COMMUNICATE with one another, and as COMMUNICATE is Illustration Friday's current theme, this my submission.