Picasso, Music & Negative Space

Andrea Kirsch reports on Picasso Guitars 1912-1914, on view at MOMA through June 6, 2011. Kirsch writes "like abstraction, for which music was both inspiration and justification, Picasso’s interest in negative space grew out of thinking about music; not musical form and language, but music production." In addition to thinking about the production of sound as a key inspiration Kirsch later brings up an interesting point about Picasso's "use of paint as if it were an element of collage."