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Homage to Picasso
Original Oil Paintings on Canvas

Rodney E. Denne’s early work includes a series of paintings done using oil sticks as an homage to Picasso. He manipulates the oil sticks in a specific manner in order to bring forth a strong sense of color and line work in this series. His unique viewpoint led him to create dramatic large-scale works full of vivid and striking color.


This cubism style series includes groups of abstracted figures that are defined by bold lines. A blend of sharp and organic shapes combines to lead one figure into the next, thus illustrating connections and relationships. At the same time and within the same space, Denne’s shapes emphasize the illusion of depth.


Denne’s Abstract Figurative series invites us to look inward as these powerfully emotional works of art affect our way of thinking. 


Detroit, MI

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