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Pablo Picasso in 1962 [Wikimedia]

Pablo Picasso in 1962 [Wikimedia]

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
Pablo Picasso

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Sarah

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Created with my own photographs and scanned ephemera blended with a vintage architectural drawing from The Graphics Fairy.


‘There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.’ Pablo Picasso


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Accidental Abstract Greeting Card


‘The surrealists, and the modern movement in painting as a whole, seemed to offer a key to the strange postwar world with its threat of nuclear war. The dislocations and ambiguities, in cubism and abstract art as well as the surrealists, reminded me of my childhood in Shanghai.’ J. G. Ballard


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Sarah


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Oh, how I enjoyed creating this collage with layer upon layer of vintage French ephemera from 2 Lil’ Owls via Design Cuts. The creative process brings me such joy. I came across the perfect quote yesterday about this joy but I didn’t make a note of it and I can’t remember whether I saw it on a blog post or Twitter. Here are some other quotes instead! The Picasso comes closest to a part of what I’m feeling.


“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso

“The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”
Alberto Giacometti


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This piece was, to some extent, a glorious digital version of throwing paint at a canvas and swirling it around with a palette knife without any idea of what, if anything, was going to come out of it! I layered several images and textures of my making and one from Kerstin Frank. I played around for hours changing blend modes and transparency, lightening and darkening, adding and deleting, colouring and de-saturating — you name it, if there was a Photoshop tool for it, I used it!

The faint type you can see through the flowers is a vintage theatre programme from my collection. The flowers are from Vintage Art Download and wildly distorted from their original shape. Who says they have to be recognisable flower-shapes?

“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” Katharine Hepburn

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Pablo Picasso

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Sarah


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51r3S37vfAL._On the 8th of June 1956, Cubist artist Marie Laurencin died in Paris at the age of 72. During her lifetime, Laurencin achieved a successful international reputation, especially in the 1920s and 1930s. Even earlier though at the Salon des Indépendants (1910-1911) and the Salon d’Automne (1911-1912) she exhibited alongside Pablo Picasso, and Cubists associated with the Section d’Or, such as Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri le Fauconnier and Francis Picabia. She famously had a relationship with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire and is often referred to as his muse. Allegedly, Laurencin had both heterosexual and lesbian affairs, some of her significant connections including people such as the American expatriate and renowned lesbian writer Natalie Clifford Barney. Laurencin’s works were exhibited widely and purchased by astute modern collectors, such as Gertrude Stein, John Quinn, Claribel and Etta Cone, and Chester Dale. It seems that posthumously Laurencin and…

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