So this looks interesting. I just received word that Pace Wildenstein has announced plans for a Picasso exhibition devoted to investigating the role of early film in the development of Cubism. Mind you, we can expect to see this in April 2007, so we’ll have to wait a while, but the projects seems like it could be really great. The exhibition promises to explore how the camera, the projector, and the mechanics affected cubism – the thesis here being that they became analogies to the guitar, the violin the easel and the figure. In addition, editing techniques such as multiple perspectives, fades and dissolves, etc will be shown as formal influences on cubism. Just thinking about this show makes me a little giddy. *Eek* My love affair with movies and art together is finally public.
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Picasso and Film in Early Cubism