Picasso

picassoArt is an instrument of war.
Yes, art is dangerous.
Where it is chaste, it is not art.
I want my paintings to defend themselves,
resist invaders, just as though
their surfaces have razor blades
and touching them will cut your hands.

I’m painting a wild horse:
You might not see the horse
but surely you will see the wildness.

To draw
you have to close your eyes and sing.
Inspiration does exist,
but it has to find you working.
Life’s meaning is to find your gift.
Its purpose is to give it all away.
Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.

It is your work in life
that is your ultimate seduction.
And everything you can imagine,
yes,
it’s real.

 

From the words of Pablo Picasso
Linda Frye Burnham 2014

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Pablo Picasso, "The Guitar Player" (1910)

Pablo Picasso, “The Guitar Player” (1910)

 

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