Picasso in the Future
What does art from the ice age have to do with Picasso? It makes us think — how will we discuss Picasso millennia from now?
In 1967 French theorist Roland Barthes famously pronounced the death of the author. Barthes argued against seeing a work of literature as a reflection of its creator, but rather a transcription of ideas and language that presents something larger than the mind of the writer. “We know now that the text is not a line of words releasing a single ‘theological’ meaning,” Barthes argued, “but a multi-dimensional space in which a
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