The Michigan Daily Friday, June 17, 1988 Page 8
Exhibit peeks at Picasso's prints
BY LA UREN SHAPIR O one of the most transcending figures essentially taken the same format it is easy to see why, as skulls align
in Art. The collection begins with a from the cubist print except his themselves with black pitchers while
YOU have to give them credit. sense of realism which seems almost etching is lighter and drawn to two nudes lightly parade across a
In its current exhibit the University too tame for the eccentric master. perspective with realistic shapes, lithograph.
Museum of Art manages to present Picasso's etchings and lines are con- figures and forms. When one While this exhibit is small,
one of the largest names in art upon trolled and filtered with expressions compares the two prints, Faberman has done an excellent job
two of the smallest gallery walls in of sorrow in "The Frugal Repast" immediately the fragments of the in choosing and organizing the
the museum. From the Museum's and joy in "Three Friends". cubist piece fall into place. For prints. Six decades of Picasso's work
extensive collection of Picasso instance, the bearded painter who have been well represented. This
drawings, etchings, and prints, In an interesting and effective dominates the realistic interior seems exhibit gives everyone a taste of 60
Curator of Western Art Dr. Hillay contrast, Faherman has presented so have evolved from the unique magnificent years in the life of
Faberman has organized an excellent two interior prints which were almost amoebic shape in the center Picasso.
exhibit on Picasso which traces his completed within a year of one of the cubist piece.
development throughout the 20th another. In the first, Picasso has On the next wall prints with PICASSO PRINTS will be on
century. infiltrated the print with cubist circular shapes and seemingly exhibit at the University Museum of
When carefully examined, features and shapes. The placement romantic tones are interlocked in a Art through June 30. The Museum's
compared and contrasted, the ten of figures is hardly distinguishable coordination of traditional themes of hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday -
Picasso works in this exhibit reveal the from the background of the print. love and death. Faberman describes Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and
Femme Au Fauteuil No. 4 depth of genius which made Picasso In the second work, Picasso has this wall as "The Erotic Wall," and Sunday.
First Annual Meltdown:
A redhot blues scorcher
BY TODD SHANKER like a sizzling flash of Bayou
0 NE of the more obscure "A female by the name of Koko
predictions by 16th century Taylor doth also come that evening.
'astrologist Nostradamus has just Her tremulous, whiskey-charged
recently been divulged. After blues shouts shall kick, punch and
foreseeing everything from the De- scream like a honky-tonk bar-room
pression to John Kennedy's assas- brawl. LET IT BE SAID-- her raw
sination, word has it ole Nasty vocals shall embrace you in a grizzly
Nostra also prognosticated certain bear-hug, bite you with jagged,
mayhem for the city of Ann Arbor, crocodile teeth, and knock you
Michigan, on the evening of June unconscious like a double-shot of
24th, 1988. In his own chillingly Jack Daniels.
prophetic words, Nostradamus "In addition, Rohert Jr. Lock-
explains: "Armageddon shall occurwo nsaddtiswRo brnLok
in the form of a Summer Blues wood shall generate his own hrand of
Meltdown at the Michigan Theatre. raunchy, boom-shack-a-lack blues to
One, Johnny Copeland shall wreak complete the formula for
havoc with his swing-blues ruse. destruction!!"
LET IT BE SAID - his gut- In all seriousness, these down-
twisting guitar shall spiral furiously and-dirty artists comprise the best of
like a renegade Texas Twister. the chitlin' blues circuit. Johnny
"Another hot-shot named Lonnie Copeland's steamy, Mekong guitar
Brooks shall hypnotize hordes of rasp blows like a hot prairie storm
people with his voodoo-steeped across his Grammy-winning LP
swamp-groove blues. LET IT BE Showdown (which also featured the
SAID - his high-voltage guitar fierce guitar and high-octane energy
shall electrocute human synapses of Albert Collins and Robert Cray).
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Inimitable chord-scorcher Lonnie
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