Letters, Mar. 6, 1939

Picasso

Sirs:

To TIME: loud shouts of joy for its swell article [Feb. 13] on the greatest creative genius since Leonardo.

WALTER REINSEL

Philadelphia, Pa.

Sirs:

Your spread of Picasso deserves high praise.

The layout of the color reproductions of his various periods lends weight to a theory of mine: that artists lean to abstract painting when war is in the air. (Picasso's 1914-15 and 1935-36 periods would correspond to the beginning of the World War and to the Civil War in Spain.)

I feel a decided abstract period coming on right now.

VICTOR DE PAUW

New York...

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