iMap: Creative Access
i-Map is an online art resource designed primarily for visually impaired people with a general interest in art, art teachers and their visually impaired pupils. iMap: The Everyday Transformed focuses on six twentieth century artists who all share an interest in the material reality of everyday life. Their art engages with traditional subject matter such as landscapes, still lives, interiors and portraits. So even when their subjects are abstracted, the viewer never loses a sense of emotional or physical recognition. Their work engages with a wide range of techniques, materials and styles and many were interested in each other's work. Caulfield was a great admirer of Leger and Picabia was interested in the Metaphysical paintings of De Chirico. There are also strong links with the previous i-Map project, which focused on the work of Matisse and Picasso. Goncharova and Leger were very influenced by Cubism, while the collage techniques of Schwitters and Paolozzi have their origins in the collages of Picasso and Braque. Looking at a single work by an artist cannot convey the extent of their artistic development or the scope of their creativity. However, the chosen works are representative of important periods in each artist's career.
iMap the everyday transformed is an extension to the original iMap project exploring artworks by Matisse and Picasso.