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:
Compare this to the original:
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.