Upside Down

Pablo Picasso. Femme se coiffant — study for ‘La Guerre et la Paix’. 1952. Ink on paper, 65 x 50.5

In the Betty Edwards art book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty provides an upside down Pablo Picasso sketch of the ‘Portrait of Igor Stravinsky.’

I picked a different Picasso sketch, ‘Femme se coiffant — study for ‘La Guerre et la Paix’.

When I turn the reference picture upside down, the picture — in theory —becomes unrecognizable, and forcing the right side of my brain to see the lines, shapes, and spaces, that make up the image instead of the object as a whole.

Published by rtsallie

Impasse I could tell you If I wanted to, What makes me What I am. But I don't Really want to – And you don't Give a damn. Langston Hughes

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