Wednesday, 24 July 2013

P I C A S S O & R E V E R D Y

Whilst in Madrid I saw Picasso's Le Chant des Morts/ The Song of the Dead (1948) at the Reina Sofia Gallery.  The piece was a collaboration between Picasso and the poet Pierre Reverdy who wrote a series of poems of the same name during World War II. Picasso's energetic painterly illustrations compliment Reverdy's dynamic writing; I particularly like the areas were the text and ink marks are layered on top of one another.  The poem was re-printed at the original scale and so features strikethroughs and corrections; emphasising the presence of the human. 

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