I like this painting because of the sense of motion Picasso was able to convey with geometric shapes. I especially liked the curving triangles with the heavy black outlines and the cross-hatching. I decided that this outlined, curved triangle was the shape I wanted to feature in my beadwork piece.
I made my first attempts during my recent camping trip. After I came home, I continued to work on it. It took me many tries to get the shape to look the way I wanted it to.
Attempt 1: Not technically feasible
Attempt 2: Too suggestive
Attempt 3: Too Rounded
Attempt 4: Too curly
Finally I managed to make some curving triangles that had just a little bit of curl (I like the 3-D curl, attempt 4 just had a bit too much curl). I sewed my new triangles together into a bracelet.
Now I need to attach a clasp that won't detract from the bracelet. I like the clean lines that the triangles make. I don't want to attach the clasp to the tips of the triangles because I think that will obscure their pointiness (is that a word?). I will probably attach the clasp to the long side of the two ending triangles.
So if you were going to do a Picasso-inspired project, which painting or period would you choose? Or would you want to choose a different artist all together?