Fractured Planes

I had a wonderful but very short trip to Denver recently. The highlight was a full day in the Denver Museum of Art. These two paintings caught my attention because they use a technique a friend of mine is interested in emulating in her fabric art quilts. I’m not sure if the formal term is cubism or some other word. I’m calling the technique fractured planes and Charles Sheeler was a master of it. Here are photos of two paintings and the signage related to them. Can you see how this might translate to the medium of art quilts as seamed pieces of fabric?

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

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industrial, abstract, fractured planes

Red Against the White

urban, abstract, fractured planes

New England Irrelavancies

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