The Visual Grammar of Pablo Picasso (Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics #54) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 54 in the Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics series.

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Pablo Picasso's continued search for the essential features of perceived objects and his natural abidance to the general principles regulating artistic creation determined his intuitive analysis of the various stages of vision. His exploration of pictorial language is reflected in the well-established periods in the development of Cubism. Progressively, objects were analyzed first by their image (or retinal) and surface (or external) features as viewed from particular observer-oriented viewpoints during the Pre-Cubist and C zannian Cubist stages; then by viewer-independent, structural features during Analytic Cubism; and finally by categorial features during Synthetic Cubism. This final re-evaluation allowed the artist to treat pictorial language as truly arbitrary, leading to metaphorical correlations between objects that went beyond what was actually depicted on the surface of the canvas.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820456928
ISBN-10: 0820456926
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: October 17th, 2003
Pages: 346
Language: English
Series: Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics