Still Life before an Open Window, Place Ravignan by Juan Gris (From the collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Juan Gris painted in the style of Analytical Cubism but after 1913, he began to lean towards Synthetic Cubism and was using collage extensively. Unlike Picasso and Braque who both favored monochromatic palettes, Gris painted with bright harmonious colors in contrasting combinations, which were inspired by Matisse.
Wifredo Lam, Satan (1942). Gouache on paper.
Cuban-born artist Wifredo Lam was influenced by the Surrealist and Cubist movements during his time in France and Spain, combining the ideas he absorbed in Europe with the religious iconography of Afro-Cuban Santeria.
On his time in Europe he wrote, 'my encounter with Paris and with Picasso produced an effect like a detonation in me' . Indeed, this work is influenced by Picasso's Seated Bather, which portrays a similarly monstrous and distended human figure.
From the LA Monument series, title: Ready To Sail - is one of the most literal images out of this collection. During the weekend portfolio review I participated in, it has garnered a lot of interest and positive feedback. Enjoy!
«il cubismo è concepito come espressione di un nuovo progetto di vita: il sogno di una vita collettiva nella metropoli moderna, un inno all’esistenza primitiva e rurale, una sintesi immaginata di estetica e quotidiano, ovvero l’unione di arte e vita».
-Arcieri(Alice Bailly) «Cubism is conceived as an expression of a new life project: the dream of a collective life in the modern metropolis, a hymn to primitive and rural existence, an imagined synthesis of aesthetics and everyday life, or the union of art and life» .
-Arcieri (Alice Bailly)
This week I’ve been teaching Logan about Van Gogh, Picasso, Cubism, and Egyptian history; here is a self portrait as an Egyptian god, in Picasso’s cubist style, with lots of Yellow “Because it’s Van Gogh’s favourite colour!” that he did with me this evening. He drew the whole thing out and then we painted it together with his instructions. #art#kidsart#picasso#selfportrait#vangogh#cubism#painting#family
(not a) Half-solved cube.
I like this one because it makes the cube look half solved, but the blue, orange, and white sides are not actually solved. The stories in the last pic & boomerang show a cool stage I got to after messing around with the composition of the center squares. Fun twist!