Picasso in 3D.

I confess, I’ve never been enamored of Picasso, most of his works leave me indifferent. When it comes to his works being translated, that changes, and I like his work much more after it has been run through the mind and hands of designer Omar Aqil.

In this self-initiated project by designer Omar Aqil, Pablo Picasso’s painted masterpieces get a 3-dimensional makeover. using cinema 4D-ray, photoshop, and illustrator, the Pakistan-based creative re-imagined six of picasso’s figurative works as contemporary 3D graphics. titled ‘Mimic’, the series of visual experiments offers an alternative interpretation of some of the world’s most famous artworks.

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  1. rq says

    Dunno, I’ve always enjoyed Picasso, in that curious way that involves geometrical figures and colour and perspective. I think especially because a lot of his later work is just geometrical figures to me, in different colours, I sometimes can’t grasp the entire work as a whole because it’s so fragmented. To me. Which I kind of like, it’s like looking for patterns in rain. Or something. Anyway.
    I love the 3D visualizations, in this and in other art -- it’s such a neat exercise, taking the two dimensional and making it three dimensional just because it might look different. Or similar. Or have different sides to it.
    (I find this especially curious, since the way we were taught Picasso, he was already trying to put the three dimensional into two dimensions (as in, showing two or three sides of a figure in a single plane). Kinda neat on its own.)

  2. says

    I think a lot of people teach Picasso by assigning this, that, or the other motive to him. I’ve heard most of them, having had a couple of Picasso mad friends, and I don’t buy any of them. Personally, I think Picasso, like all other artists, just did what he wanted, and I think he was a whole lot more sly about things than he generally let on, in the sense of poking fun at the pompous art lovers. To a large extent, I think he was simply being rebellious, by refusing to draw or paint “properly”. There are stories about him drawing on napkins and such for waiters when he was starving and couldn’t afford anything, and those were really good. I could be wrong and full of shit too, who knows?

    Anyroad, it hardly matters. Picasso is loved far and wide, and always will be. He’s enshrined, and my lack of feeling over his pieces is neither here nor there. :D

  3. rq says

    I think Picasso, like all other artists, just did what he wanted, and I think he was a whole lot more sly about things than he generally let on

    In the end, I think that’s what all the high-class fancy intellectual analysis comes down to: artists just fucking do what they want. Some are conventional, some aren’t, some poke fun, others want to be taken seriously. Motive is overrated, though, what matters is the art. :) And the art, well, it can’t appeal to everyone. :) So I’ll keep enjoying Picasso and you can keep feeling meh about him, and I think everything will be okay.
    (Incidentally, remember that Alice in Wonderland edition illustrated by Dali you featured a while ago? Yeah. My sister bought it for me and sent it over. ♥ I’ve never been a major fan of Dali, either, but for the first time I read about his love for mathematics and art -- and for some reason, that made him all the more appealing. Like Escher. And Lewis Carroll himself. I like math in my arts. :))

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