Musing On Cubism

15 Sep

Gateshead 2

I visited Gateshead earlier this week for a couple of days and did a bit of scribbling from the bank of the River Tyne. Here’s the Millenium Bridge with the skyline of Newcastle behind it. I’ve been reading Volume 2 of Hockney, The Biography by Simon Sykes and really got into the section about his experiments with Cubism. He points out that as the eye moves across the subject, the act of drawing focuses on each thing in turn, bringing it into prominence and that’s what Cubism tries to capture. As I did a continuous line sketch, I noticed that different areas loomed larger as I drew them so I went with it. Interesting, I might try doing this in a bit more of a structured way.

4 Responses to “Musing On Cubism”

  1. Leonie Andrews September 18, 2019 at 09:44 #

    Hockney is always so interesting with his artistic explorations. I haven’t read these books yet. More to add to the list.

    • Rosie Scribblah September 20, 2019 at 18:43 #

      I’m getting through it quickly, very well written.

  2. alethakuschan September 16, 2019 at 13:58 #

    Sounds like a fascinating approach to explore!

    • Rosie Scribblah September 20, 2019 at 18:44 #

      I’m keen to stop trying to cram everything into ‘proper’ perspective

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