11-7-07 - Picasso Early training developed on looking at...

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Picasso Early training developed on looking at renaissance painting 1899 begins to associate with modernist artists o Paris, center of the art world To be avant-garde is to not repeat what came before, a real burden Turn to non-western form as an alternative artistic vocabulary Retrospective—shows works of an artist’s entire life, beginning to end Representation of the three-dimensional on a two-dimensional space Breaks down objects into simplest forms Attempts to make shapes as volumetric as possible, so that they define their space Diagrams a crystalline structure onto a flat surface Closed form did not suffice for their goals In the actual world, one can touch an object even without light o Memory of this tactile sensation stays o Renaissance is not concerned with this, only with optical Wanted to get at the “thingness” of things Eliminate color from painting, become increasingly monochromatic o Palate is limited because color is transitory
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