We're looking at art today, yay!!! And today's pick is this painting - 'Naked Woman with Dripping Hair' - by Pablo Picasso.
There are a few things that strike me in this image:
*The woman's openness: Her arms are open, her palms are exposed, and her eye line is directly at us - the viewers. She's there, open, primed and ready for whatever comes next or whatever WE think of her.
*Picasso's choices of using so much of the melancholic blue ish color, and his choice to paint the woman's body in the same color of her environment. It leaves me wondering... 'is she part of everything? Are our bodies only frame but the life in it is... everywhere....? Are we all consciousness floating in space dressed in a frame of a human body?'
*Who was this woman? Her confident stare and specific body type seem like they belong to a real woman. Or - did Picasso try to paint a universal all-inclusive image of a woman in this marvelous painting?
*Where is she? The space isn't defined or framed as the woman is. Is that a statement by Pablo? Does he mean to say that the backdrop of our lives is undefined, unpronounced, and without boundaries?
If only I could reveal myself as openly as the woman in the paintings, I'd be unashamed, I'd be wide open, I'd be made from the world around me, and I'd be dressed in the frame I put on myself. I am the naked woman with dripping hair. We ALL are. We all are part of everything, the environment around us and the environment inside us. The lines defining us give us shape, sure, but they don't give us mass. We are the mass. We are all a naked woman in a Pablo Picasso painting.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman