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Picasso's The Crucifixion (1930), oil on plywood 
Friday, February 20, 2009, 05:33 PM - General
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It's interesting Picasso would choose the crucifixion as one of his artistic themes. In looking at The Crucifixion (1930), you can see the Roman soldiers rolling dice to divide up the garments. Christ on the cross is in black and white, as is the weeping woman superimposed over the front of his body. Everything else in the picture is wildly colored. We must think about the isolation and suffering of these two figures in the midst of total disregard.

This painting looks as if it could have been painted today. The colors and forms are fresh and vital.

Sally Porter
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