2.0 Exploring cognition

“Picasso ended up where normally he should have started.”

it was in this lecture that we began talking about pablo picasso and the abstraction of images, i found particular interest in this, as we talked about “Le Taureau” mainly due to the somewhat strange process involved, where you could almost say that Picasso “finished where normally, he ought to have started” (A Picasso portfolio, 2010, 77)

the image was of a bull that he drew in many stages, starting with fully rendered versions an slowly making them more abstract or using less marks to define it, with the final product consisting of merely a few lines, that yet still clearly represent a bull, although there were some notable points about this final image, for example, the bulls head was around the same size if not smaller than the bulls genitals, to which my tutor raised the question “what does it mean” and we discussed the possibility if deeper meaning to images, for example, maybe the small head refers to the bull as being small minded.

Pablo Picasso, Les 11 états successifs de la lithographie Le Taureau , 1945. This is the sereise of images Picasso created, while working backwards, towards basic mark making like that seen in the last image.

(Pablo Picasso, Les 11 états successifs de la lithographie Le Taureau , 1945.)
This is the series of images Picasso created, while working backwards, towards basic mark making like that seen in the last image.

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