For some reason I’ve never been the biggest fan of cubism. Recently, though, I saw part of a documentary on Netflix streaming called Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies. It gives cubism this amazing context in the way it relates to early silent films, and what a leap moving images were terms of how movement was perceived.
Suddenly I saw the works in this entirely different light, and the beauty of these fragmentations clicked for me in a major way. I want to go back soon and watch the full documentary to give it some extra thought in relation to some concepts I’ve been thinking about in my own work. I should also walk down to Powell’s one day soon and fondle some pretty art books.