Start the chart by filling in the column of offset distances.
Only two pairs of offsets differ by exactly 1.0 cm.
A Cubist drew eight hypercubes,
But found he used too many tubes
Of paint in deepest cobalt blue.
Said he, “I need another hue!”
“Sienna pigment’s in supply;
I’ll cater to vox populi,
And blend a portrait of a man
O’er top my geometric plan.”
He coached the model Ruiz on mien
Whose shoulders wide befit the theme;
Those angled cheeks, lopsided smile,
Lent strength and humor to an oil.
The face he daubed in subtle beige
With brush-strokes matte – no sacrilege.
But lining up the eyes and nose?
Nay – these in art we juxtapose!
One eye went north, an ear slid west,
The nose edged south toward the vest.
How much is yours to calculate,
You have ten clues to cogitate.
Picasso's name in Spanish is Pablo Ruiz y Picasso.
Ruiz is pronounced ‘rue-EES’ or ‘rees’.
Major museums publish meditations on Cubism, its history, and how to interpret this visual language. Cubism and other abstract art forms emerged as the inevitable consequence of the invention of the camera. Photography replaced painting as the tool for documenting reality. Real-life representation – the landscape or portrait of classicist quality – was now common currency. That left a vacuum for the narrative role of art. In 1907 Cubism was imagined by Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, the Spaniard with somber, piercing eyes. Essays of interest:
Tuum Est - It Is Up To You
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
By tradition, logic puzzles are self-contained. They rely solely on reasoning; real-world facts and knowledge play no part.
The cornerstone of this puzzle is a portrait on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The painting is real, but the puzzle clues and instructions are fictional. In fairness we say: put the ruler away; spend no time measuring the image of the painting.
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