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2017年6月10日 星期六

New from NPR! 畢卡索的名畫藍色房間,油彩下暗藏玄機?

畢卡索的這幅名畫底下暗藏玄機

透過專業的科學儀器鑑定,發現這幅畫底下還有一幅作品。
儀器顯示畫布原來畫的是一個托腮的蓄鬍男人,但這個男人是誰則不得而知。
為何一張畫布有兩幅畫作呢?可能是當年的畢卡索太窮了,
窮到負擔不起新的畫布,只好等油料乾了之後,再在上面畫新的作品。畢卡索的藍色時期創作,是在他比較窮困的時候完成的,筆下人物多愁苦消瘦。
對照後其他大鳴大放且富可敵國的景況真是差很多呢。
多收聽英文廣播,反覆聽可練就一雙英文耳。





Buried By Picasso, The Man Beneath 'The Blue Room' Tells A Story



What's behind the man who is below "The Blue Room"? This week, conservators藝術品的修護與保存專家 at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. revealed that there's a mustachioed長捲鬍鬚的 man in a jacket and bow tie西裝與領結 resting his face on his hand that's painted below "The Blue Room." Pablo Picasso's noted 1901 scene of a woman bathing in the artist's studio. "The Blue Room" has hung in the Phillips since 1927. Art experts have long suspected something more must be below as there were brushstrokes筆觸 that didn't match the composition構圖 of the nude, bluish woman. But advanced infrared technology has now revealed the man with the mustache who also wears three rings on his fingers.
Just last May, a Picasso painting of a vase of flowers sold at auction for nearly $7 million. But in 1901, one of the most influential artists of all time was down and out落魄潦倒 in Paris. Picasso was 19 years old, depressed and painting Paris scenes in mostly just blue and blue-green. Historians now call these four or five years of his life Picasso's blue period. A close friend, Carlos Casagemas, had shot himself in the head at a cafe. Picasso walked the streets of Paris despondent沮喪的 and alone. Where so many other artists saw sun, color and joie de vivre生活樂趣(joy of life), Picasso found and painted people who were blind or visibly hungry, corpses, cheerless drunkards醉漢, neglected beggars and haggard憔悴與枯槁的 street walkers. See a startling 1904 etching, "The Frugal Repast節儉的一餐," where a blind man sits with skeletal fingers around the bony shoulders of a woman. They are so thin and hungry, you may cringe退縮 just to look. And the lone plate in front of them is bare. Or the old guitarist who appears barefoot, lifeless and gaunt削瘦的 more holding onto than playing the strings of a guitar - or are they the last strings of life?
These melancholy憂鬱的, blue portraits were not the Paris people wanted to hang in there homes. Picasso painted prolifically多產的 during his blue period, but his pictures didn't sell. He painted portraits of the poor and was poor himself. And that's why there are partial paintings underneath some of Pablo Picasso's most famous works. Curator策展人 Susan Behrends Frank says that in 1901, the man who would become perhaps the most important artist of the 20th century could not afford to acquire new canvases every time he had an idea that he wanted to pursue. The man with the mustache below "The Blue Room" is so far unidentified身分不明. But this week, he helped remind us how failure挫敗 and genius天賦 can be revealed in the same frame存在於同一幅畫中.

3 則留言:

  1. .Chloe:
    想問第二段最後一行( Or the old guitarist who appears barefoot, lifeless and gaunt削瘦的 more holding onto than playing the strings of a guitar - or are they the last strings of life?)是甚麼意思
    謝謝!!

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  2. 雅韵

    第二段都在講解畢卡索藍色時期的作品。那時候的他尚未出名,甚至落魄潦倒,所以那個時候的畢卡索筆下的人物,似乎看起來都有點憂鬱(藍色時期除了色調之外,也有憂鬱的雙關語)。最後一句Or the old guitarist who appears barefoot, lifeless and gaunt削瘦的 more holding onto than playing the strings of a guitar - or are they the last strings of life?是在描述他的作品。如一幅描繪吉他手的肖像畫,畫中的老吉他手似乎光著雙腳,看上去毫無生氣。他的臉頰削瘦,與其說他是在彈吉他,不如說他是把身體倚靠在吉他的弦。而那些弦看上去像是他僅剩的生命之弦一般充滿無力感覺,彷彿已經走到了生命的末端。

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