Picasso and Braque are known as the original creators of Cubism, profoundly influenced by the work of Cezanne they would work in a manner that was above formalistic art, and concern themselves with the re-appraisal and re-invention of pictorial procedures. Unlike classical painting where everything is focused around one vanishing point they would focus on how our eyes see a subject from constantly altering perspectives and view points. They created monochrome paintings with intercepting planes. Our aim for today was to create two pieces one from the subjects front and the other looking at the back of the subject, both using intersecting planes and then we will combine the two pieces to create a piece full of even more intersecting planes.
This painting was created a few months back, the piece is done in acrylic and liquid latex and is part of a triptych. I’m intrigued by the idea of conveying discomfort onto an audience as I believe it is a powerful emotion to transcend. The image of nude figure studies uses composition and the subject itself to execute feelings of disgust along with pushing imagery into abstraction yet keeping an essence of the figurative. Inspired by the likes of Cecily Brown the process mainly involved pouring generous amounts of acrylic and liquid latex onto the canvas to achieve an aggressive, visceral quality. Therefore these canvases strive to combine the concept of discomfort through the confrontational composition of distorted nude figures along with the discomfort of the media itself. However i feel that the piece links into my current project of ‘Time’ for it suggests movement, or a moment suspended in time due to the over-layering composition and the repetition of limbs suggesting the trace of motion.