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Stein s message for the reader about Picasso and, in turn, about herself is that . . . Picasso was the only one in painting who saw the twentieth century with his eyes and saw its reality and consequently his struggle was terrifying, terrifying for himself and for the others, because he had nothing to help him, the past did not help him, nor the present, he had to do it all alone and, as in spite of much strength he is often very weak, he consoled himself and allowed himself to be almost seduced by other things which led him more or less astray. (22) Picasso and Stein were pledged to delve the new horizons of art and literature. They were revolutionizing the art of expression. Knowing not what to expect, they forged on alone into the future of artistic expression. They were able

to reflect themselves in their work and portray the reality in the things that exist, not just the things that can be seen. Yet the most remarkable aspect of this reformation is that they approached such a complex and broad way of thinking in the most simplistic of fashions. They were able to overcome the discouraging criticisms of their skeptics to create what is considered among the most precious of all movements in art. Works Cited Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who Was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. New York: G. P. Putnam Sons, 1975. Mellow, James R. Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein and Co. New York and Washington: Praeger Publishers, 1974. Myers, Marjorie R. Gertrude Stein: The Cubist Years. Diss. Tulane U, 1979. Olivier, Fernande. Picasso and His Friends. Trans. Jane

Miller. New York: Appleton-Century, 1965. Rodenbeck, Judith. Insistent Presence in Picasso s Portrait of Gertrude Stein . Columbia U. Fall 1993. 20 Sep. 1998 Stein, Gertrude. Picasso. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1984 372