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Picasso’s Las Meninas

Valentín Roma As part of the series 'the Collection seen by...' the Museu Picasso invited professor Valentín Roma to give a talk, and we are now posting on our blog the excerpts most directly related to Picasso's famous work. This is a highly stimulating, playful and provocative text: 5-star recommended reading. I would like to propose two terms in relation to Picasso and Las Meninas. The first term is tradition. The second term is promiscuity. We can distinguish four kinds of artistic promiscuity: the promiscuity of the flesh, the promiscuity of time, the promiscuity of the gaze and the promiscuity of history. (more…)