Sunday, October 27, 2013
Still Life by Braque
Although I was in the middle of several other projects, I could not resist this challenge!
The opportunity to study two of my favorite artists, Braque and Picasso, along with the chance to play with color, was right up my alley.
I looked at many still lifes by both artists, and chose the one above by Braque as my inspiration. My quilt group is also doing color studies now, so I picked the split complementary of red, and did this piece in red, yellow-greens, and blue-greens. What's not to like?
I couldn't quite make a triangular peach, or a mango with straight lines, but I did simplify my shapes.
I really had fun with this, and it went together easily.
It is about 15" x 17", all in cottons, fused and quilted.
I would appreciate feedback on ways to improve this.
Factoid: Braque coined the word "collage", from the French word for glue. (I know this is true, because I read it on the Internet.)