Monday, April 21, 2008

primitive




I'm late for most things, so after a few lates for Illustration Friday I'm still slightly ahead of the (my) curve.

Primitive is a good one for me, considering how often I like to introduce primitive elements into my work. But in art it's a bit of a misnomer. Picasso's was the least primitive art using the most primitive elements.

13 Comments:

Blogger Donn said...

I adore primitive and this is gorgeous. A great connection for Earth Day because one hundred thousand years ago we Humans were still were a part of the food chain (on both ends) and we were just starting to throw everything out of whack.

Once I found some wallpaper border fashioned after the famous Cave Art from Lascaux. Ooh la la!

However my Good Lady Wife said that she 'did not prefer' an Auroch theme in our kitchen.
All I could do was to grunt and scowl.

I wonder if the cave artists ever had their mates crawl down to the back of the cave with a torch and say, "Do you have any idea what time it is?
When are you gonna quit fooling around and go kill something for dinner? I'm glad that you have found a way to express yourself but all of the other husbands have 'real jobs' and I would like to move into a nicer cave someday like my sister."

22/4/08 5:50 AM  
Blogger girl work studios said...

nice drawing! I thought this week's theme would be just perfect for you.

22/4/08 6:13 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Fabulous illustration! I just love your drawings.

22/4/08 6:20 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Awesome illustration!...and to answer your question...mates would not have nagged their husbands back then, because they would have been knocked out with a club, dragged by their hair to the altar, and fed to the TRex as a peace offering. Please don't try this at home.

22/4/08 8:44 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Donn: Thanks for the grin. As for those cave wives, they don't *deserve* such husbands. (And where can I get me some of that wallpaper?)

Ellen: It was a no brainer, wasn't it? Took me all of 20 minutes to whip something up since it's not exactly an unexplored theme for me.

Cynthia: Thanks -- it was pure fun for me.

Katie: Aha! Maybe that's why women became so much more evolved than men -- purely survival instinct. :)

22/4/08 10:26 AM  
Blogger San said...

Your observation about Picasso is right-on.

And this illustration is marvelous. I would love to see it "in person" so I could get a closer look at all of those little diagonals darting in and out of each other--such a great backdrop for your horned mask thingy.

I'm about to add you to my blogroll to make it easier to keep up with you...

22/4/08 11:49 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

My dear, you are never too late!! :-)

22/4/08 3:12 PM  
Blogger citizen of the world said...

I like primitive paintings - this one is stark and lovely.

22/4/08 7:52 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

San: Thanks for linking me! And that part of the drawing is actually reflective metallic looking -- impossible to scan that aspect of it.

Rramone: Did you just call me Fashionable? (It's a first.)

Citizen: Thanks -- I was tempted to add more details but restrained myself.

22/4/08 9:08 PM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

ooh! another to quicken my pulse. (I am so primitive[read: slow to develop] I haven't even checked out the IF offerings yet!)

22/4/08 10:10 PM  
Blogger Son of Incogneato said...

Wow! Great post; perfect for the theme. I really liked your other paintings as well, especially the house series. I might be mistaken but I wonder if you are somewhat inspired by Hunterwasser. I was in Vienna recently and his work is all over the place.
In any case, brilliant stuff, the colours explode across the page! And the strength of the lines! Dazzling.

Cheers!
Son of Incogneato

23/4/08 2:55 AM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Beautiful, Andrea! This is a very modern primitivism! I love that!

23/4/08 5:56 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Dinah: I call it "late bloomer". :)

Son of Incogneato: You're good. I discovered Hundertwasser a couple of years ago and was totally inspired. It changed my work. And thanks for the kind words.

MP: Thanks, Helene.

23/4/08 8:19 AM  

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