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Saturday, June 22, 2019

piz.

It appears to be a work from his analytical cubist phase. Subject matter can be described as a Woman with violin. Signature is playful wth Piz as in pizzicato. The woman playing the violin, while her left hand is in position forming a note on the instruments neck, her right bow arm is absent as if resting by her side and not in view after plucking the string.

There are many alluring sexual signifiers the artist cues the viewer towards such as the sublime nape of the violinists neck right shoulder revealed whilst her left side is acutely pinched at the angle to hold the instrument securely. Her bosom is accentuated multidimensional and multi purposed serving as both a cue to the form of the violin along with a mischief playful mustache to the masturbatory hypersexual phallic resting point which is nut of the violins neck. It as if Pablo wanted his sex to replace the intrument in the hand of the attractive musician.
I would guess 1913-1915. paris.

The downtown st. Louis missouri salvation army on forest parkway had their grand opening sale after moving down the street right across from goodwill. The opening sale had some amazing items. I had purchased a mint yanigasawa camera, an inuet eskimo stone carving and for a few dollars this little picture was face down on the bottom shelf. I had a good idea it was a picasso. I can look up the date if you need. I believe it was 2011 or early 2012. I absolutely love his era when he lived with his artistic partner Braque experimenting with altered states of conciousness, enjoying a more sexually engaged community. Cubism to me is one of those epic key paradigm shifts in the development of visual art signifying the 20th century and modernism. Both literature and musics non-linearity would occur later through the works of james joyce, william s. Burroughs, thomas pynchon, pierre Schaefer, john cage, iannis xenakis.

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