Taking a New Path Can Lead to Something New
Shape of Something New - Digital Painting 2005
I haven’t shared a lot of my abstract art in the last year or so. I have done some, and actually have a series just entitled "My Series". I found something I really liked – this mix of color and textured background and shapes slightly suggesting other things.
However, my focus has been more on producing a series on the world around me – agriculture landscapes and Central Coast beauty – still using some of the abstract techniques, but more representational and probably more accessible.
The above piece is a departure perhaps somewhere new to go and perhaps not – I am undecided. I took the below piece which I had decided was finished and looked at the suggested figures and decided I would pull them out.
Enlarge – My Series 14 – start of what’s above – Digital Painting 2005
I outlined the figures I saw and copied and pasted them – creating something very reminiscent of Duchamp’s "Nude Descending a Staircase". But too many figures made the multiples even more confusing to the eye and I opted for a little black line work to enhance what I was trying to bring out.
Though this may or may not be a new direction for my art – there is nothing totally new – notice this work "Violin and Palette" by Georges Braque who along with Picasso is credited for inventing cubism.
There are plenty of departures, but we all perceive using human eyes and processing.
- Eyecon Art – Cubisim
Excellent examples of cubist movement
Works and some of life of Georges Braque
- Marcel Duchamp – Biography and Links
Includes selected works
- Philadephia Museum of Art
Modern and Contemporary Art – Houses large selection of Duchamp’s work