Picasso + Scriabin Mash Up at Norton Simon
Picasso and Scriabin: Master Manipulators of Color
Performance by Jade Simmons
Friday, August 28, 7:00 pm @ Norton Simon
Spanish painter Pablo Picasso and Russian composer Alexander Scriabin were near- contemporaries who shared an obsession with color. Scriabin, a synesthete, perceived specific color in relation to musical keys, whereas Picasso's artistic periods are organized by his fascination with various color families. This performance of Scriabin's 24 Preludes from Opus 11 is reorganized by the "color" of their keys in order to coincide with the Blue, Green and Rose periods of Picasso's career. The performance is preceded by a brief lecture on the ties between the artists' aesthetics and influences.