Instruments of desire: Musical morphology in the early work of Picasso

Miller, Simon
December 1992
Musical Quarterly;Winter92, Vol. 76 Issue 4, p443
Academic Journal
Proposes a reading that will connect Picasso's use of musical subject matter, through key cubist images, with earlier Western artistic traditions. Importance for his post-Cubist work; Historical distinctions and symbolic function of the woodwind and string musical instruments; Historical context of the violin and guitar; Musical themes in art; Reasons for his selection of musical subjects.


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