... In Cubist artwork, objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context.
... Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be only slight, or it can be partial, or it can be complete.
Here are the steps I took in producing my diptych .
|Firstly., I did a monochromatic painting of a cow skull.|
|Then I did a negative space painting of the snout.|
|And a complementary colour painting of only the shadowed areas|
Then I did two charcoal drawings of the cow skull and human skeleton from many angles.
Once this was all done, I tore up all the paintings and did a collage with the bits and pieces. I took a photo of the montage.
Then, with a little bit of modern technology (Photoshop) I did a few alteration with some filters, fixed the contrast and saturation, etc... And this is what I ended up with.\
I then cropped (zoomed in) on a few sections. I settled my choice on two, opting to make a diptych. After modifying a few areas of colours and whatnot, this is what my paintings look like.
It's a big process and it gave me a new appreciation of what's involved in making an abstract / cubist painting. My work is very Piet Mondrian-like, with its black lines and primary colours. Even though abstract isn't really my cup'o'tea, I rather enjoyed making this. I hope my teacher likes it too! :)