Another example of the roundism series, ever continuing. This one is the conclusion of a series of 15 drawings on the same theme.
This surrealistic drawing was the cornerstone of this series for now. One drawing and three paintings would follow. The drawing is with a private collector from France now.
Variation nr 12 is a minimalistic one.
Variation 11 show a return to straight lines and planes. I wanted to put less stress on the body and more on the planes as a whole – in- and outside the body and communicating.
Variation nr 10 is an oddball. The flickering and the light bulbs in the joints almost create a kind of stellar constellation.
Variation nr 9 shows a further development and I felt more and more confident to show more. This one I found it to be a success and a prestudy for The Madonna of The Hague later that year.
This one already takes on the shape of today’s roundism. By blending / fading graphite I was able to get a very soft look.
A rather gloomy drawing but I liked doing it. It’s art deco rather than cubism I think.
I am not quite satisfied with this variation. It look static. And the tiny strokes contouring her body look daft to me (in retrospective).
Variation nr 5 in which I experimented with ball structures – put on the main joints in the human body.