Picasso: Themes and Variations

One of the exhibitions I saw at the MoMA last Sunday and thought it was really cool was Picasso’s “Themes and Variations” — it explores Picasso’s creative process through the medium of printmaking. Especially, it was so great to see his linoleum work as I sometimes work with the same medium.

Here is his inspiration:

and his work:

“One series of lithographs shows Picasso progressing, step-by-step, from a realistic depiction of a bull to one that is completely abstracted into schematic lines.” — I loved this!

Obviously, there are many more at the exhibition, I enjoyed it very much.

Oh wow, it is JULY!!! Happy July 1st, everyone!!

Live What You Love Special Edition 2010 #2 (GIVEAWAY!)

I printed Live What You Love Special edition earlier this year in light grey with hot pink heart and it was gone so fast and I’d been asked about it so much that I decided to print another batch… this time in grey with red heart! One of my favorite color combinations :) To show my appreciation for all of you lovely readers and my dear supporters, I am giving away one of this prints! Thank you always so very much!!

Scenes from the studio…

The first color printed… without the heart.

Now, place the linoleum heart in the right place…

Adjust the placement and the height of the linoleum by placing papers on the bottom…

and there! Makes me smile every time :)

and here is the final product: Live What You Love Special Edition in Gray with Red Heart

To enter, please leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite color combination — 2 colors, please — by midnight EDT on Monday, May 17th and I will pick a winner and announce one next week!

You can be anywhere in the world, I will ship it to anywhere if you win :) Also, if you tweet about it (@hijirik) or if you mention about it on your blog, that gets you more entries — make sure to tell me by leaving another messages so I can count that, too! GOOD LUCK!! A big HEART to you all!! <3<3<3