Unmasking Pablo's Gertrude: Queer desire and the subject of portraiture

Lubar, Robert S.
March 1997
Art Bulletin;Mar1997, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p56
Academic Journal
Discusses the portrait of writer Gertrude Stein made by Pablo Picasso. Interpretation of various writers of the portrait; Role of the mask in art; Stein's masquerade and lesbianism; Relation between portraiture and the psychoanalytic subject; Literary portraits; Link between fetishism and the anxiety of loss.


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