Sunday, May 23, 2010

Picasso of the Day - Minotaur

This Picasso of the Day from this summer's exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is that of a blind Minotaur being led by a girl through the night. It is an action packed scene that actually seems tepid compared to the Mike Russo induced hysteria of recent Hoboken City Council meetings. It is a rare moment in Hoboken Politics where rational thought processes actually happen with that man on issues critical to the Hoboken taxpayer.  This work by Picasso really reminds me of the power of mob rule, especially when the public is manipulated by an elected official whose family background knows a little too much about the mob for my comfort. Is that Lane Bajardi or Mike Russo as the Minotaur? Of course people can see many different things in the same piece of art. Feel free to chime in your impressions of this powerfully strange work below.....

Blind Minotaur Led by a Girl through the Night (1934 Printed in 1939)

Here is a YouTube video that gives a behind the scenes tour of the Picasso exhibit at the Met this Summer:

Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Behind-the-scenes Tour with the Director:

More info on the exhibit.....

Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 27, 2010–August 15, 2010
Special Exhibition Galleries, 2nd floor

This landmark exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on works by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) in the Museum's collection. It features three hundred works, including the Museum's complete holdings of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics by Picasso—never before seen in their entirety—as well as a selection of the artist's prints. The Museum's collection reflects the full breadth of the artist's multi–sided genius as it asserted itself over the course of his long and influential career.

For more information go to their website section on the exhibit: