Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Picasso Goes Home

"For the first time, Picasso's work is hanging with the masterpieces that inspired him. How does it compare? Adrian Searle sees a magnificent exhibition at the Prado."

Searle's essay is not only a good analysis of Picasso's influences, but a meditation on the nature of what being an artist is: "As absent, honorary director of the Prado, Picasso said he was director of a 'phantom museum'. In a sense, all artists are. Each has a head full of other people's works, talismans and obsessions."

Object: Teastick

A clever design idea: the teastick, which combines a loose tea ball with a spoon. From the Relish website.
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