Thursday, April 24, 2008


sketching at work 04-22-08

Friday, April 11, 2008

classwork: 2D, color collage translation of a masterwork

this is a color collage translation i did for my 2D class. Basically we were to translate a master painting into collage using color blocks, rather than specifically line. i chose an early Picasso, "Absinthe Drinker".
Here's the original:
and here is my collage version:

this project was insane and made me completely crazy with all the tiny color bits. i kind of just stopped at some point, i knew i could have gone further but i couldnt look at it anymore and i had to turn it in....
One thing inspired by this project, though, was that i am really interested in finding as many "Absinthe Drinker" paintings from that era that i can.... so far i have located at least 10, from Picasso, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec (*oh lautrec how i love you*) etc. i may end up doing some sort of art project around it once i have done a bit of research.....