as individual as you are

Members: LOG IN

Benjamin Garrison

Subscribe to this blog

My cubist paintings

by bgarri , December 12, 2011—12:10 AM

Topics: Cubism, Indians, Native American art, Picasso, Western art

When I was in college, I was fortunate to have an excellent professor named Otis Lumpkin. He taught an old master style of painting. I still use it to paint my more realistic paintings such as "The Swan of Tuonela." But he also taught a course in modern painting including impressionism, expressionism, abstract expressionism and cubism. I had already admired the work of Picasso and Braque so I found I was suited to cubism. To be sure, many dismiss cubism now as derivative...and anyone trying that style is accused of copying Picasso or Braque. Nothing could be further from the truth. Think of the thousands...no...millions of artists who have painted or still paint using the impressionist style. And all the realist painters? That's all been done before, too… Continue reading… 0 comments