Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Anti-rush art

Collage has been a very popular way to combine text and image.

I love what the Cubists and Dadaists did with it. The text is so subtle in this Picasso. And I’m attracted to the way it’s hand-written, as opposed to printed.

I had an art teacher back when I was a teenager who showed me a way to look at Cubist works. She suggested I stare at the piece until the planes and the lines popped up and became dimensional. It’s kind of like going to the eye doctor and looking at one of those optical illusions. It takes so time staring, but it blows my mind. I’ve loved the stuff ever since.

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