Stuart Davis - 1892-1964
- Forefather of Pop-Art
- Translated visual imagery of New York City and jazz music of the early 20th century into iconographic (“image writing”, to represent with images or words), abstract paintings with squiggly lines and flashy color)
- Abstract Modernist Painter,Cubism, & Ashcan (painted city life often in poverty stricken areas)
" . . . I have always liked hot music. There's something wrong with an American who doesn't. But I never realized it was influencing my work until one day until one day I put on my favorite record and listened to it while I was looking at a painting I had just finished. I got a funny feeling. If I looked or if I listened, there was no shifting of attention. It seemed to amount to the same thing - like twins, a kinship. After that, for a long time, I played records while I painted. " Stuart Davis
Using Stuart Davis as an inspiration create your own unique design
1. Consider adding a border around the edge of your paper.
2. Limit your colors to 5. They should be bright and harmonious. Colors should be painted solidly without blending or shading.
3. Use a mix of organic and geometric shapes. Overlap them.
4. Put random words or numbers in your design. They should not be a sentence or statement.