The series shows how from the more or less realistic drawing you exhibit (number IV, for 4) he moves to a drawing that is tremendously more dynamic as for Hamlet and you can see the means used to get that dynamism: Picasso inverts, along other elements, the back dent of the right knee and replaces it with a front dent, a typical cubist means, in the drawing number IX for 9. You also forget to mention some of these drawings were published by Aragon in Les Lettres Françaises. What’s more Picasso’s drawings are a series of 9 for Hamlet plus a series of 3 with only Shakespeare which is an extension of the first drawing of the first series which was only Shakespeare and of the drawing of Shakespeare in the eight other drawings of the first series.. They do not illustrate Aragon’s text but they are the central folder in the book, a folder that is actually tied up with a black ribbon. The size of the book is a hard bound book 32x48 centimeters. (I foot x 1.5 feet).

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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