Murals

I’ve been in Baja California for the last couple of weeks and I thought I’d share with you some pictures of murals in Tijuana. They are all over the place. The above are along the boardwalk near the coastline. Below are some along the street, Revolucion. Below are in the corridor off of Revolucion, which…

Dessin puriste (1925)

This is another response to an individual work, a copy of which can be found in Krauss’ book, The Picasso Papers. Before I get to this, though, let me offer some quick notes to the essay, “The Circulation of Signs.” Krauss brought up an interesting issue in the introductory essay, while discussing Picasso’s work in…

Landscape with Posters (1912) Part 2

This is continued from the previous post, Landscape with Posters (1912). Seeing the finished work can be overwhelming, and I think that’s part of its appeal. You can get lost in it. So while making a copy, I was pleasantly surprised to see the picture open up to me. In order to find a starting…

Landscape with Posters (1912)

This is a post relating to the book, The Picasso Papers, by Rosalind E. Krauss. Please see my two previous posts: Violin (1912) and All signs lead to Picasso. Here are some notes on Landscape with Posters (1912). When looking at any scene, all the lines are at a variety of angles, but Picasso allows himself…

Violin (1912)

The Picasso Papers, by Rosalind E. Krauss. Continued from All Signs Lead to Picasso. In her first essay, “Circulation of Signs,”Krauss offers responses to individual works. So, likewise, I’ve decided to offer my own thoughts on Picasso’s Violin (1912), along with a couple of Krauss’ ideas which I found technically useful.  The work as a…

All signs lead to Picasso.

Will I ever tire of Picasso? NEVER. I’ve started reading The Picasso Papers, by Rosalind E. Krauss. It was published in 1999, so I’m a little behind… but no worries. Picasso is often seen as the father of modern art, so an in-depth consideration of his work is an easy bridge to thinking about modern art…

Beginnings

Sorry for such a long break. Eh… life. I’ve been pulling some things out of the works-in-progress pile. While on “break,” I found myself doodling or doing some “automatic drawing” (above). It reminded me of something I drew in 2011 (below), which I really like but have not been able to use. It just seems like…

Here’s a horse

I’ll be on hiatus until the end of May. In the meantime, here’s a picture of a horse. I used a grid. There’s not much I can say about this, because I drew this in 2009. I think it took a few hours each day, over the course of a week, to complete. Thought bubble:…

Picasso, Gauguin and Seth

As I savor my time with Picasso, I find myself digressing a little to think about how he allows for thick lines to carry the expressiveness of some of his earlier work. Ex, Harlequin and His Companion or The Two Saltimbanques. He refines this later on, as he becomes more abstract, but even in his…

Sirens

I am currently reading Picasso: The Early Years (1892-1906), by Marilyn McCully. I haven’t had time to dive into it yet. Eh, other creative endeavors, life, etc. In the mean time, I’ll leave you with another response to Picasso. —- I was reading The Ultimate Picasso, by Brigitte Leal, et. al. and I had just…