Pablo and Me

The second part of the Dreaded Technical Triptych is an interpretation of a portion of a Picasso painting – ostensibly of the  “Half-length Female Nude”. This title usually refers to the 1906 piece in a naturalistic style, whereas the given photo seems to be of a cubist abstract. Whatever. I think I have stretched the meaning of ‘interpretation’ a little far in this case. Other versions of this which they showed us at SWTafe were far more literal in the sense of being much closer approximations to the original. However:

me not pablo

Compare this to the original:

pablo

This was a far more joyous piece to do than the Miro – I suppose because I was wondering more about specifically tapestry techniques to suggest the original textures. I was trying to create a unified piece from an extract and  I indulged in a fair bit of extemporising.  Played about too with pick and pick,  and tried varying slopes and curves. Though I enjoyed doing this, I fear this is not what was intended by THEM.

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2 responses

  1. Thanks Mary. I enjoyed doing it!

    February 17, 2014 at 9:43 PM

  2. Mary

    Misha, I actually rather like your interpretation. The black and white constraint has probably meant that colour is not a problem, you can just try different effects and see how they go, without having to wonder about getting the colours right, etc.

    February 17, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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