Saturday, 2 February 2008

After Maillol and Picasso

A linoprint I made just before leaving Cyprus, (After Maillol, linocut, 20 x 29 cms) derived from the reverse image of a very linear concept by Andre Maillol .. who was pleased to entitle it "Deeper in". It has a lighting scheme borrowed from Picasso.. yes, ok, I know am a magpie but I don't care, because I don't believe that artistic stealing is actually possible. What you take from others is your connection to tradition and you make it your own.. In this condition Maillol and Picasso certainly wouldn't want it, although it is not bad of its kind.. But now I have taken another look at it, I intend to re-work it much improved - so watch this space.
a bientot

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