It’s an unusual subject for a cubist art project, but for Damien Chazelle, the film’s director, the artist has a unique way of approaching the topic.
“When you look at a cubic painting, it’s very much a picture of a human figure, a face,” he told Al Jazeera.
“I think we’re looking at the same thing, but it’s in the context of an abstract art piece.”
It’s a little bit of a paradox,” he said.”
I think that if we don’t look at the painting from the perspective of the human, we’re missing out on something.
“When you see a painting that’s really human, you have a sort of fascination for it, you’re going to look at it from a human perspective.”
The human is the most beautiful part of the painting, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you’re a human being or not.
“You can’t just put the picture on your wall and say, ‘this is a cubistic work.'”
Chazelle has been inspired to create the artwork by a series of recent works in which his subjects are represented as animals or animals as people.
“We’re looking for an animal-human interaction, a way of seeing the human as a separate entity,” he explained.
“A lot of the paintings are very abstract and abstract, and I think they’re trying to say something about how the human is viewed in the world.”
So, if we look at some of the other works, like this painting in Venice, it has a very strong animal connection.
“Chazzelle said that his work has often been perceived as being a “cartoony” and “boring” but that he hopes that it will inspire people to consider more complex and human-like works.”
For me, it was a very personal thing, I had a child that was born with a heart defect and I was very emotional about that,” he added.”
Because I had children, I think that we are human and we are all people.
I think this is one of the reasons I love painting, because it is a way to look back and see a future.
“It’s so important to have a future, to see where you are going and what’s next.”
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The artist said that the Cubism series is a “reflection” of his feelings about the “dangers of art”.
“I am very aware of the dangers of art,” he commented.
“And I want people to think about how they are contributing to these problems, how they contribute to them, the dangers they pose to humanity.”
If you look around the world, you see this incredible increase in art-related violence.
I don’t think that that’s a coincidence.
“Chazelles artwork is inspired by an early 1960s exhibition of French artists, including Claude Monet and Renoir.
In a statement, the Art Institute of Chicago, which runs the exhibition, said it was aware of Chazellers work.”
In a time when the world is more polarized than ever, and with the global climate of conflict, this exhibition explores the intersection of art and politics in a way that celebrates the richness of human beings, and the possibilities for human expression,” the statement read.”
As such, we are thrilled to welcome Damien Chazzelle to Chicago as the first artist to receive the National Endowment for the Arts’ 2017 International Humanities Prize for Cubism.
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