Monday, October 19, 2009

C-Rations: 0C10100

This week’s offering is Cubist-inspired.

“Triptych Pericrania” approx. 6.5" X 12.5" pen and marker on archival cotton paper

Rubik C says:
As we approach Halloween, it seemed appropriate to choose an influence so largely based on masks. This portrait of Les Crânes du Skellington is an homage to early twentieth century artists like Braques, Picasso, Gauguin, and Gris who created painting abstractions, based on recognizable images, that asserted the images as representation, a concept further explored by the Avante-garde, Surrealism and Dada.

Cubist artists were heavily influenced by the "primitive" sculpture and masks of Africa, Iberia, and Tahiti, as well as the the later work of Cézanne. Cubist painting often has repeated marks that resemble carving marks in wood and mask-like eyes, inspired by sculpture, and multiple views of an object seen simultaneously, based on interpretations of the works of Cézanne.

Remember each Monday during the 3.0 year I am posting an original skull design. My weekly offerings are nothing compared to the one-a-day massive project done by the Skullmaster in 1.0, but hopefully you will find some nourishment in these weekly offerings.


Noah said...

Fantastic work and a great art history lesson to boot!

Tatman said...

You never cease to amaze me Mr. mysterious fellow. Great stuff.