"Bull's Head"On October 16, with my sister-in-law Robin, I went to see the Museum of Modern Art's exhibit of Picasso's Sculpture (which is there until February 7, 2016.)
The thing I like about Picasso is that he viewed the world around him with the mischievous, magical, and humorous eyes of a child. I remember a delightful series of photographs of Picasso picking up a fish skeleton from his plate and playing with it, enjoying the sculptural qualities of the remains of his lunch.
"Woman in the Garden"
"Head of a Woman"Picasso was forever stealing things from the trash or from the house to use in his sculpture--spoons, forks, tree branches, a watering can, stones and bones, a burner from a stove, newspapers, gloves, tin plates, even absinthe spoons. Up till the MOMA show I had never seen an absinthe spoon!
"Head of a Woman"I took lots of photos (no flash allowed) and when I looked at them later, I realized that my favorites were the ones that showed people in the crowd reacting to the sculpture. Everyone was taking Picasso's humorous creations very seriously. Whenever I go to an exhibition I usually spend as much time watching the reactions of the viewers as I do looking at the art.
"Head of a Warrior"
This woman is scratching her head over "Goat Skull and Bottle".
This lady with the red purse is intently studying "Woman with a Baby Carriage"
Vase, Bull, Owl and Owl and nice reflections
And a cluster of skinny women.
Go see it if you're in New York before Feb. 7!