Thursday, July 22, 2010

Can Picasso BE a muse for a woman?

Antique Gold-Finish Metal Typewriter Key Charm Mix from Oriental Trading (that I got ages ago.)

Still Life with a Bottle of Rum, 1911

Went to the Metropolitan Museum the other day and dug this Picasso "high cubist" painting. The letters painted here have confused experts. The Met Museum notes:
"This is one of the first works in which Picasso included letter forms. It has been suggested that the ones shown at the left, LETR, refer to Le Torero, the magazine for bullfighting fans—Picasso being one of them—but they might simply be a pun on lettre, French for 'word'."
Another maven says they are the letters on the rum bottle.
Doesn't matter because their presence works. Shall I be inspired and include these typewriter keys in one of my compositions?

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