Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Project #6 Seafood Still Life

Last nights project was inspired by Picasso's seafood still lifes. We were required to use a lobster in our work that was drawn down in the exhibition and collaged onto the canvas. The red lobster is a great contrast with the cool colors in the paintings.

The sea still life was often used when Picasso lived in the South of France. Fresh fish and lobster was readily available unlike in other areas of post war Europe where people were starving.

The lobster and cats (in the still lifes from 1962) were symbols of USA and Cuba at the Cuban missile crisis.

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