"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."
I must admit, there was a time that I did not really understand or respect Picasso. I'd spent most of my time studying italian masters and artists that could render incredible likenesses of reality.
In fact, I was immature in my understanding of art.
The reality, is that the expression is just an extension of the artist. A bridge into his or her mind. I started to look at the work of Pablo Picasso and I decided to try my hand at his style. I must say, it is quite difficult. It takes a tremendous amount of practice. More than that, it takes a lot of detachment. Then, I decided to read some of his words.
"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”
“It takes a very long time to become young.”
“Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.”
His work, his style, began to make sense.
“If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse... but surely you will see the wildness!”
Live as a child. The innocence. The dependence on something, someone higher than you.
Children don't have the same bias adults do.
Life is simple.
Beauty is just beauty.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”