Julian Coche Mendoza. Earthenware. Oil on Canvas. 16 x 12 cm. 2012.
Fusion Matisse and Picasso.
Julian Coche Mendoza is the second of 5 brothers who all are become painters. Quickly its family decides to send it to the school art of Guatemala City. There it explores various styles and various technical. It finds its own way thus. Its Maya culture is expressed especially by the colour. Many other artists of Guatemala have a style close to the naive art. At the beginning its style was of type Maya Tz' utuhil but in contact with the modern art and of the cubism this one evolved. Julian reconciles Picasso and Matisse. Fauve by the colour and cubist by the form, his geometrical figures very coloured and imbricate the one in the others are of a rare aesthetics.
Its style was imitated and copied by other artists of Guatemala from which some have galleries in Santiago Atitlan. But he is well the inventor in this original way.
It should be noted that art Maya is Fauve-coloured by the colour dice its origins. In the Mayas frescos like those of the site of Bonampak, in the south east of Mexico, which are of 792 after J. - C., the colours already bright and are varied. One notes already the presence of especially primary colours: red, blue, yellow, and secondary : purple green, orange. 1100 years before Matisse and Derain the Mayas were already Fauve-coloured, simply it had neither exposures there nor galleries to announce it…
The point of view of the spectator is at the level of the face of the character. The glance first of all tends to go up then it goes down again while following a curved line delimited by the pots.
Work have two subjects the character and the pots. The subjects are thus on the fields tension right and left between 2 natural points of interests. On the right for the pots on the left for the model.
One finds the zones colour of Cézanne which are at the origin of the cubism. Let us tons pure dominate. As in the Fauve painters. The primary colours: red, blue, yellow. Secondary colours : purple green, orange are disseminated at side. The same zone can contain a primary colour and a colour secondary especially yellow and orange and red and orange. These 3 colours are most luminous which can exist. The white is also used for the shirt. Each zone was identified and located on the painting 1 for a primary colour, 2 for a secondary colour.
The painting is built on the large downward diagonal. The guiding lines most important go downwards.
Within sight of the face, it seems that the potter is a woman or an young man.
The feet and the shoes of the character are represented in short cut and in a geometrical way. In the same way one recognizes with the background, the vegetation, the trunk of the trees, the foliage and even the sky. This analytical cubism remains figurative. If Picasso or Braque had been with the brush one would have evil to count the pots. (Ten here).
The pots are suspended with a plank of wood in the back of the character. In the concern of the detail the artist represented with fine white lines the cords which are used to maintain them.
Light : Apart from the bright light contained by the yellows the reds and the oranges there is no external light. Within sight of the candle which is used as lantern and which the model holds of its right hand it is even probable that the scene is held in the small hour before the rising of the sun, the potter goes to the market to sell its production and that often means very morning departure.
Harmonize and contrasts.
Contrast between hot and cold colors. Contrast between complementary.
Similar Paintings :
Julian Coche Mendoza. Farmer. 2012.
Julian Coche Mendoza. Harvesting Corn. 2012.
Julian Coche Mendoza. Traveling on the lake. 2010.
Julian Coche Mendoza. Farmer of Corn. 2010.