Monday, 19 January 2009

Cup in a Modernist Stylee

Cup with African Dish (2B mechanical pencil, A5 sketchbook)

Why stop at one cup when you've got a whole cupboard full? I suppose I approached this in a rather playful fashion and the end result certainly shows something of the fact that I spent the morning leafing through the lovely illustrations in Mary Fedden: Enigmas and Variations.

I'm still in love with 20th Century Modernism, even though it seems to have been consigned to the dustbin of Art History. There seems to be so much more yet to be explored. What do you think? Is it time to move on and leave Cubism and its children to gather dust?


Anonymous said...

I was about to post 'Ooh you've gone all cubist, what brought that on?' Then I actually read your post... :-D Doh!

Chris said...

Yes, as a style it can come across as a bit 'tired' now, but it still has the power to delight, providing the subject matter is interesting and the image engages the brain in a bit of deconstructing.
As a novice, I am always impressed when someone can pull it off (as in this case).

Casey Klahn said...

What dustbin? I think you hit the nail on the head - there seems to still be more to say.

Also, why does the new replace the old? I feel it must stand on the old fellows shoulders to proceed.

Enjoying your drawings, Harry.

Anonymous said...

Sure hope they don't ever consign Stuart Davis to the dustbin of history. His stuff is so filled with jazzy vim.

Hope you have a great time in York Harry.