Pablo Picasso’s “Violin and Guitar” (1912).

You feel intuitively that this is about music.

Picasso was Inspired by the Modernist music of Arnold Schoenberg. (Picasso and abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky fused the themes of musical Modernism to the canvas.)

“Violin and Guitar” is from Picasso’s Cubist period. In the three years before the onset of World War I, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque & Juan Gris used duplication of viewpoints, against the notion of fixed-point perspective that had reigned for five centuries.

Combining oil paint, charcoal, and a solitary weave of fabric; this geometric surface is a triumph of artistic modernity at a crucial point in twentieth century history.

“Violin and Guitar” is located in The Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia.

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