Nude in a Rocking Chair

Describe the Picasso painting above. In other words paint his picture IN WORDS. Say briefly what makes it “modernist”.

Picasso’s Nude in a Rocking chair. Rejects all certainty. Shuns traditinalist ideas as outdated. Rejection of realism. The embodiment of modernist art.

Sickly green as the blackness comes in; creeping, consuming. Yonder, a glimpse of something blue, the colour of past certainties with no place in this picture. In this world. Memories of curves and smooth lines of yesterday- now only angry lines and crosses.

A warped figure- the naked woman. Mal-alligned shapes merged, no, forced into a being- but not a human being-for what does it mean to be human? Vibrant all-consuming colours contrasting the pale figure of a woman. Placeless and lost in the ever-changing path that is life.

Faceless and naked. Anger resounding through the think lines of her breasts and stomach- a new kind of face to put on for the world. Not an ideal beauty, but a beauty nevertheless for society has no bearing on this world.

Truthful. Crude. Modernist.

Picasso.

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Nude in a Rocking Chair. Picasso 1956. Art Gallery NSW.

3 thoughts on “Nude in a Rocking Chair

  1. vbravosite says:

    Hello, Tamara! This was an interesting critique of Picasso’s Nude in a Rocking Chair. I quite like how you mention the strokes and thick lines of the piece along with the colours: particularly on how the green is sickly. The words you use to describe the picture such as “disjointed” and “mal-aligned” are also nice touches to describe the appearance of the nude.

    Constructively, the writing of the critique itself is pretty interesting with how fragmented and disjointed it is. Though there are a few times I didn’t quite understand what the sentence was trying to convey such as this line: “Anger resounding through the think lines of her breasts and stomach- a new kind of face to put on for the world.” I wasn’t sure if you were referring to how the nude itself is a new face to the world, or if you were referring to how the body parts of the nude made up a face.

    Either way, lovely critique, and intriguing style of writing to match it!

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