Kopf eines jungen Mädchens

Pablo Picasso
1929
Öl auf Leinwand
Herman und Margit Rupf Stiftung
Kunstmuseum Bern

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Do you also see a tower with a tongue-shaped heliport, built upon a windowless concrete or stone base, or upon an existing edifice, which is graphically reduced, and thus made insignificant in Picasso’s “Head of a young girl” from 1929?

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Even after my modest translation, the picture, like most of the modernist projects, doesn’t give us an answer to questions “where?” or “for whom?”. The “why?”, and the “who” are however much more clear.

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Bern, Nov 2019

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