We would like to share with you our inspiration for the new collection, so let's see the different notions of cubism, music and abstract art !



Cubism in its various forms inspired related movements in music.

As an artist, Picasso was influenced by music, which plays such an important part in the culture of his native Spain, throughout his life. He, in turn, also inspired many musicians, writers and composers of his own time.

In 1912, Picasso, inspired by his friend, Georges Braque, changed his subject matter from figures to still life, essentially starting what would later be called ‘Cubism’. The painted and sculptural space of disjointed objects broken into parts without volume, depth and seemingly reassembled without effort, started to erode the traditional concepts of space, just as the realities of the old social, scientific and political order also started to change at the turn of the century.  Found objects, wall paper, music sheets, pages from newspapers combined with paper cut-outs form parts of violins and guitars, challenged the traditional pictorial and sculptural space, putting everything into question.

51x61cm - 2011



Strictly speaking, the word abstract means to separate or withdraw something from something else.

The term can be applied to art that is based an object, figure or landscape, where forms have been simplified or schematised.

It is also applied to art that uses forms, such as geometric shapes or gestural marks, which have no source at all in an external visual reality. Some artists of this ‘pure’ abstraction have preferred terms such as concrete art or non-objective art, but in practice the word abstract is used across the board and the distinction between the two is not always obvious.

Abstract art is often seen as carrying a moral dimension, in that it can be seen to stand for virtues such as order, purity, simplicity and spirituality.

Desire 18 x 24

Alicia Tormey Encaustic Art