When I peer back into the horror of the 20th century by violent civilization wide slaughter focused through the bent lens of YouTube amazed by the brutality of modernity. It is like a nightmare punctuated squawking bird sound and strident car horns.. Picasso is seen as one of the most important painters in history. He was reacting to this brutality that consumed his home country and the western world as a whole. His violent reaction to an era of great upheaval and slaughter has made him the fascist dictator of modern art. I understand his importance and what he was destroying – but eventually every rebel becomes the establishment. I hate what Picasso has been made into by many generations of art critics and art history teachers. When I look at his analytical cubist paintings I don’t see the work of a visual art virtuoso. I see a smudgy mess. His paintings are screaming to be painted with a different more nimble medium than oil paint. Oil paint is to digital paint as a spoon is to a scalpel or a harpsichord is to the piano forte. The digital medium is infinitely malleable and fast. You can create perfect curves with perfect continuous tone and then you can also make changes to them perfectly with very little effort. This is a picture of Picasso fused with Hitler in the style of a cubist painting.
About Mac McRae
I am a digital illustrator who paints whimsical monsters and other critters for kid’s products and companies that are young at heart.