Saturday, May 13, 2017

May Art Bead Scene Challenge

art piece Bowl of Fruit, Violin and Bottle Pablo Picasso

Bowl of Fruit, Violin and Bottle
Pablo Picasso
Oil On Canvas

This month's May Art Bead Scene Challenge is based on the painting "Bowl of Fruit, Violin, and Bottle" by Pablo Picasso. The painting is an example of the Cubist technique that was developed by Picasso and Braque in Paris before the First World War. Cubism moved away from the traditional realistic depiction of an object from a single viewpoint. Objects were fragmented and seen from different angles, blurring the distinction between two- and three-dimensional representation. The two artists were influenced to some extent by C├ęzanne's method of breaking down all forms into basic geometric shapes. In this painting the fragmented forms of a table, a bowl of fruit, a bottle, a newspaper and a violin are present. Picasso put together areas of color and texture to evoke objects that can be recognized. The shapes and colors are balanced to maintain the appearance of flatness.

Pale Pink Bird Bracelet by BayMoonDesign
Pale Pink Bird on a Twig Bracelet by BayMoonDesign

When designing this bracelet, I kept in mind the colors and 3 dimensional shapes used in the painting. The pale pink in the painting is mirrored in the ceramic bird by BlueberriBeads and the brown in the ceramic twig by artist Diane Hawkey. I pulled in more of the pale pink by using pink leather from Classic Elements.

Pale Pink Bird on a Twig Bracelet by BayMoonDesign
Pale Pink Bird on a Twig Bracelet by BayMoonDesign

This bracelet is very 3 dimensional and geometric. I used some interesting beads--vintage beads as well as a handmade copper ring which is a reproductions of vintage beads from a private collection. The handmade copper clasp made by BayMoonDesign. A pale pink leather is knotted in parts of the bracelet to add more pink.

What are your thoughts about this bracelet?


  1. Not only is this a beautiful bracelet, but I think it does a wonderful job echoing the inspiration. It feels disjointed but still completely flows together perfectly!

  2. Lovely and chunky, that was my first thought. That bracelet has the perfect presence

  3. Beautiful combination of beads! Great job on expressing this painting.