Welcome to my Time Traveller series!
I love history, from the dark depths of centuries gone past, to more recent years. So I’ve reached out to my fellow bloggers and small business owners and asked if they could go back in time, when would they travel to and why?
This week I’m joined by Debbie from Squidgydoodle:
I’ve found it really hard to pick just one period in time that I would like to travel back to! I love art and there are so many different art movements throughout history that I find fascinating.
One of the things I love about art is that you can be experimental. You can explore with different materials and styles. There is no right or wrong way to create.
Pablo Picasso was one of the most famous artists of the Twentieth Century. Picasso was known for his experimental approach to art and was the co-founder of Cubism, which started in 1907. I’d love to travel back to the early 1900’s, because I’d like to see the reaction to Cubism. The approach to painting up until then had been to create almost photo-graphical representations of landscapes, figures and objects. So Cubism was a significant change in artistic style!
“In Cubist artwork, objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from a single viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints” – Wikipedia
The world was becoming more industrialised at that time. Machine powered objects, cars, aeroplanes and ocean liners were being created. There had been a handicraft culture. Manufacturing changed that culture. Machines created component parts and people combined them, to make a final design, a bit like a cubist painting!
Young children are natural Cubists!
“A head, is a matter of eyes, nose, mouth, which can be distributed in any way you like”. – Picasso
I love that in the early 1900’s Picasso used Cubism to encourage people to see the world in a very different way. I often think that young children naturally draw in a cubist way. A table becomes a square, with four legs coming out at angles. A face becomes a circle with eyes, nose and mouth not always in what adults may see as the correct position. Young children don’t draw in perspective or use shading to create depth. They draw what they see, from all angles.
Children also encourage you to see the world in a different way through their art. I love watching them create, because it gives you an insight into how they see the world, or what they’re imagining.
Thank you Debbie!
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