Read the following article on Cubism carefully and have a virtual discussion on this blog with your classmates about the ideas that are familiar and that seem like revisionist history. Are there assertions about the development of an art style that make more sense or seem more important to you, as an artist? Are there any assertions which seem contrived or a stretch of the imagination? Do you agree or disagree with your classmates? about what? why? Do you have things in the contemporary culture today that influence the way you think and make art? Or are you only influenced more by art and other artists? What does your experience in making art tell you about the academic assertions of the author of this book?
Even the author of this book, Arthur I. Miller, about Picasso and Einstein asks some questions: ” I wrote Einstein, Picasso for lovers of art and science practiced at their most fundamental and exciting level, for aficionados of thinking across disciplines and generally for readers interested in the drama of high creativity. We wonder about the moment when everything comes together to produce incredible insights. How does this happen? How do thoughts emerge that go beyond the information at hand? Answering these questions demands a multidisciplinary mode of thinking and analysis that is becoming progressively more important as lines between disciplines become blurred. It is my hope that this book will further inspire this method of twenty-first-century thought…”