Fist barely visible in center of upper-left photograph.
  • Fist barely visible in center of upper-left photograph.
Starting at 7, SAM director Derrick Cartwright and two Spaniards will talk about Picasso's big anti-war masterwork. Up in the galleries, in a series of photographs taken by Dora Maar showing the progress of the painting, you can see the appearance of a fist, and then the transformation of that fist—right there, in the middle of the painting—into a light (which also looks like an eye, which also looks like the candlelight in the very first painting in the show—a death portrait of Picasso's best friend, who killed himself after a failed romance—which also looks like a vagina).

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