ON THE COVER: The name “Picasso” has almost become synonymous with communism, Cubism, and the antiwar “Guernica,” but his drawings and prints currently on display at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art reveal a man who extends beyond assumptions or strict classifications. The image on the cover (“Blind Minotaur Guided by a Little Girl in the Night”), for example, is considered a precursor to the famous “Guernica” but it also reflects Picasso’s humble beginnings as a starving artist. This selection, as well as the 24 other prints on display at SBMA until December 7, are the subject of Charles Donelan’s cover story, starting here.
vol. 22, no. 139, Sept. 11-18, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
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