Saturday, February 9, 2019
Heideggers Interpretation of Pablo Picassos Portrait of Gertrude Stein :: Art Artisits
Heideggers interpretation of Pablo Picassos Portrait of Gertrude SteinBy several accounts, Gertrude Stein make up for Pablo Picasso more than 90 times during the winter of 1905-6. Each session was never quite correct, with many botched attempts and frustrations. Ultimately Picasso sent her away, stating I cant render you any longer when I look, then created a new depicting of her nearly a year later without seeing her again. It was regarded as a curious mask-like visage, not really an accurate representation of Stein at the time. When others remarked that Gertrude Stein did not look like her portrait, Picasso stated She will. Eventually Picassos stamp in the premonitory powers of his portraits was affirmed as Stein came to very greatly resemble her portrait, stating in 1938, I was and I still am satisfied with my portrait for me, it is I, and it is the only reproduction of me which is always I, for me (Rodenbeck). Picassos Portrait of Gertrude Stein is a haunt and pensive work, imbued with a great sense of mystery and pondering. Steins gaze is lunge to the side, her hands in a gestural position, leaning forward with her bring up tilted and lips slightly parted. It is as if she is about to speak and through the system language of her portrait, we envision an ensuing scene where she articulates what shes been thinking, elaborating with her hands. The essence of Steins character is body forth in this posture and gesture, the trueness of her being in this physical representation. clear-sighted nothing of Stein, one would at once understand that this woman is a thinker carefully considering her points and that this intellectual characterization is of fundamental importance to her mode of being. Picasso has achieved the revelatory effects in this portrait by revealing the truth of Stein through Martin Heideggers principle of truth as aletheia, that is, unhiddenness or the flummox of something hidden being brought to revelation. By not allowing Steins tho ughts and words to be comprehend and capturing her in a frozen moment of paint, Picasso allows a profound sense of all that she has to say. By concealing the experience of being in her bearing and knowing her as an intellectual, he reveals the very truth and nature of her quietude and existence. Were this portrait a frozen monument of Stein in a moment of glory, a pristine tribute to her physicality or a photographic and perfect representation, then we could never see the true truth of her being and becoming.