Life and Death in Picasso
Christopher GreenISBN: 9780500093481;
In Life and Death in Picasso, Christopher Green for the first time sets out to look at how, through the manipulation of signs and pictorial language, Picasso oscillates between figures and objects, animating what is inanimate and vice versa. On one level this book can be experienced as a journey through Picassos imagination and his creative processes, while on a deeper level it helps us to understand by way of references to Apollinaire, Freud and Surrealist imagery, among other things the dense cluster of ideas and reflections associated with the presence of death in the underlying life of the artists works. As well as shedding light on aspects of Picassos work not previously studied in any depth, the book features a superb selection of art, providing an opportunity for readers to continue to rediscover the art of Picasso: an art that is more vital and more powerful than ever.