Friday, September 17, 2010

The Object: Picasso


This piece, Bull's Head, by Picasso is an example of “the object.” He fastened handle bars to a bike seat and then cast it in bronze. By taking two pieces of the same object and combining them in a new way, he has created a new object. When you look at it you see that it is in the shape of a bull’s head, but you look closer and you realize that it is made of bike parts. By casting the objects in bronze I feel that he has added a feeing of preciousness because the object is no longer visibly made of bike parts. By altering the parts and fabricating them in a new way, we look at the objects he used differently. I will never look at a bike seat and handle bars the same way now.

~Lindsay Miller

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