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Dave Murray Finds Inspiration in Pablo Picasso's Art

By: Ana Lopez - Published: Jan 18, 2012 • References: davemurrayillustration and mymodernmet
Iconic Spanish painter Pablo Picasso is a major influence in the artwork of young illustrators such as Canadian artist Dave Murray. Entitled Polygons, these pixelated images incorporate the geometrical style of the famous Picasso to give life to pop culture figures.

These colorful portraits have been defined by Murray as "futurist cubism" because of their heavy use of triangular shapes that create a cubist effect. Most of the characters have clearly defined features that allow viewers to identify their identities. For instance, these drawings depict Canadian leaders like Toronto major Rob Ford and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

With a wide range of tonalities, these illustrations are intriguing and fascinating; they also give a modern twist to Picasso's immortal style.