Thursday, November 28, 2013

Presentation, rather than representation of the fourth dimension

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Athens earthquake
Acrylic and newspaper collage
©1999 Charlene Brown

I put together this collage after experiencing an earthquake in Athens in September 1999. It has been fitted into Chapter 3: Are artists better able to visualize problems and solutions? of the book outline I posted on November 4, accompanied by the following text.

As analytic Cubism (the process of fragmenting and abstracting artwork to give it a multiple perspective) progressed, Picasso and Braque gradually shifted to synthetic Cubism. Although still using all of the principles of Cubism, they then started making collages and assemblages. These new pieces further enhanced the idea of presentation, instead of representation, and the fourth dimension, time.