Saturday, 15 August 2009
A brief multiple choice on Picasso's Monster
The female passengers in the boat are:
a) In terror of the monster?
b) Calming / taming the monster?
c) Encouraging and inviting the monster?
d) Having enjoyed the company of the monster are sorrowfully beseeching it to stay?
e) Welcoming a visit from their mother?
I think it is quite important which, though it is possible that they are doing all five at once, or that the five states are constantly switching very fast between each other.
It is, I can't help noting, a fully breasted monster. However... What's the song? Sometimes it's hard to be a woman... Not so easy being a man either.
Given the boat. Given the sea. Given the weather. Given the tiny raft on which the monster is sitting and which seems very likely to tip over at any moment.