R415 Summer 2018 Gertrude Stein and Picasso
Tuesday, 9:40–11:05, July 17
Instructor: Vera Wentworth
This illustrated lecture will examine the relationship between the American expatriate writer Gertrude Stein and the painter Pablo Picasso. Gertrude Stein’s salon was the focal point for modern painters and writers in Paris in the early part of the 20th century. Stein and Picasso formed a friendship centered on Picasso’s revolutionary style of cubism, which Stein tried to transpose to writing. We will look at the cultural importance of that friendship and the many artists who made her salon famous.
Vera Wentworth holds a PhD in English and has taught at the college level for 30 years, mostly at the University of Maryland and Prince George’s Community College. She has taught a variety of literature courses at OLLI.