The Muse inspires; Cubism sees from many angles. This is a blog about inspiring figures and works encountered in the fields of art, film and literature. I reflect on how these figures influence my own creations as an artist, teacher and filmmaker.
The image above is the cover of an exhibition catalogue designed by Paul Rand. Based on Klee’s painting, Seneico, 1922, the large head’s facial features have been abstracted and replaced with the artist’s name. The thin letters give each checkered rectangle an added focus and play with the rhythm of alternating dark and light. Rand perfectly captures how Klee has adopted the difficult formal language of cubism and imbued it with charm and graphic vitality.