Domestique Picasso

Domestique Picasso

During the Coronavirus lockdown, the blogger and artist Giovanna Sarti, invited some international artists to realize new drawings for her project Drawing Storage,  which features a new drawing from a different artist each day. The blog is curated by Giovanna with the collaboration of the cultural researcher Marta Zanoni.

At that moment I was finding somewhere online a PDF collection of the historical magazine “Document”,  where a bunch of drawings by Picasso have been published between 1929 and 1930,  introduced by Georges Bataille, who was the  founder of the journal . The very low digital  resolution of these pages displayed on the computer screen generates  a strange and  extreme effect on the images like a kind of a translucent fabric-texture. After started re-drawing the Picasso’s  artworks on fabric supports and textile patterns I decided to realize an entire series of embroidered drawings that faithfully reproduce these works.

As the N.Y Drawing Center writes when they featured Giovanna Sarti’s project:

follow this blog to join him in reveling in the unfettered expression of drawing…

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