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,  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…

https://drawingstorage.tumblr.com/search/Marina+Gasparini

 

18 janvier 1930

marker and embroidery on cloth 21,5 x18 cm

 

 

 

 

19 janvier 1930

marker and embroidery on cloth 25 x 17 cm

 

 

 

 

 

20 janvier 1930

textile collage , and marker on cloth 32,50 x 28 cm

 

 

 

 

 

Picasso 1930

textile collage , and marker on cloth 41,50 x 30 cm

 

 

 

 

 

24 janvier 1930

textile collage , and marker on cloth 35,50 x 41,50 cm

 

 

 

 

 

28 janvier 1930

textile collage , and marker on cloth 49 x 34 cm

 

 

 

 

 

31 janvier 1930

textile collage , and marker on cloth 34 x 29 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picasso 1929

textile collage , and marker on cloth 34 x 25 cm

 

 

 

 

 

novembre 1929

textile collage , and marker on cloth 28 x 32,5 cm

 

 

 

 

 

25 novembre 1929

textile collage , and marker on cloth 38 x 29,5 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 novembre 1929

textile collage , and marker on cloth 40 x 30 cm

 

 

 

 

 

19 juin 1929

textile collage , and marker on cloth 31 x 25 cm