Perception methodology from Picasso

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Pablo Picasso

I remembered from my advance drawing module that mention about the drawing method by Picasso. The idea is to not stay put at a place to draw a still life but to move around it, without a fixed perception on the object we are viewing and drawing them down on paper. With similar methodology drawn from Picasso, I experimented with what I actually perceive in front of me and recording the flower with and without a conscious attention on how accurate the flower will look.

Here I am addressing one of the concept under the world of desire, suffering, where human always hold a perception on other people, objects, situations etc. But with this method, it challenges our perception on the object (in this case the flower) and moving up to the world of form and impermanence where our perception is only a sensual experience. The adapted Picasso method detach us from the perception norm and at the same time being aware of the true perception we hold normally. It is also to express the meaning behind the Buddhism concept that perception is always changing and thus we should not rely so much on what we perceive but concentrate on your inner self. So this is the method I am adopting to represent detachment from form and perception.

Brief background of the painting:

Pablo Picasso painted the “Female Nude”, in 1910-11. The art style is “analytical Cubism”, where natural objects found in nature are subjected to a systematic distortion that rejects space and depth. Objects are recorded picturing two views at the same time on the same plane, a frontal view and a side view. Following this line of thought, a profile view of a head can meld into a frontal view of the same head, and be seen together as only a frontal view of a head. This is called the fourth dimension of painting.

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