Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Art? Sure. Modern? Not so sure.

A recent trip to the Met in NYC left me wondering: museums still seem to insist that Picasso is the pinnacle of modern, followed closely by his acolytes and other like-minded travelers.  Disclaimer - I know nothing about art.  But I do know this --

Pablo Picasso painted this painting 100 years ago:

The world as it looked to Picasso, back before the First World War.
This may be an arresting image.  It may still be a revolutionary image in some ways.  But it is no longer new.