Friday, February 17, 2017

Picasso predicted the future

i was looking at Les Demaiselles D'Avignon and noticed something familiar. In the bottom right hand corner, there is a woman squatting. This woman bears a striking resemblance to Nicki Minsk's Anaconda album cover. I have censored the album for decency purposes, but I think they are almost identical. Even the facial expression is somewhat the same. See for yourself.


4 comments:

Joseph Martin said...

This is a very interesting and unique connection that Savannah makes. The poses of one of the women in this Picasso piece and Nicki Minaj do seem very similar. Perhaps this proves that art and most public aspects of society must get their ideas from somewhere along the line, whether the artist does it consciously or not. Also, we must consider the deliberation of the woman's pose in the Picasso piece and in Minaj's album cover. Perhaps, these poses share such a striking similarity because the intentions that they are made to convey are much the same. If so, discerning the meaning of one of these works would lead to the meaning in both. I believe that we use this same strategy by using our past experiences to dissect the meaning of art that we have never seen before.

Brooke Williamson said...

Oh wow! This is such a hilarious and interesting comparison of modern and ancient art. I agree with Joseph that maybe these women's poses are meant to convey the same message in their body position. I think it's quite fascinating how we are able to make distinct relations between a famous deceased artist's work of art and a popular present-day album cover.

Dylan Bryan said...

This is an interesting observation by Savannah. This means that Picasso channels the future and the past. In Le Damesailles de Avignon Picasso paints 2 of the women with African masks. This was part of Picasso's African period referencing how African Art uses disproportion like in early Classicalism.

Julia Scofield said...

While we are drawing comparisons to abstract art and pop culture, I feel we could make a comparison to Duchamp's "fountain" and Ke$ha. "Fountain" was an abstract piece of art that was used to criticize art. This is similar to Ke$ha because even though she is a multiplatunum recording artist know for producing songs that cannot be played on family friendly radio, she received a near perfect score on her SAT and has a genius level IQ. Ke$has entire career can be seen as a criticism of popular culture where binge drinking and nearly overdosing are the norm. Ke$ha managed to play the role of the ditsy woman who parties to enjoy the attention of men all while being an activist and standing up for causes she believes in.