Following up on last times post, I found a terriffic article on the Evangelical Outpost on the work of Picasso. The article shows how Picasso's tumultuous affairs affected how he painted. When he was in the first flushes of love, he would paint more realistically, but when the relationship was in chaos, he would then "deconstruct" his former lover using his art. In effect, he used his art to strip his subjects of dignity.
Read the post and enjoy -- it is from one of the more consistently thoughtful blogs I follow.
Soli Deo Gloria