Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Picasso and current art

"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
- Pablo Picasso"

I remember my first day at Maryland Institute College of Art. I was chatting with one of the painting students, and I asked about her work. "I do abstract," she said. Then offhandedly, she remarked that she couldn't paint anything that looked real.

I was surprised; seemed like a poor artist, to me; it lacked the fundamentals. But there she was, working on an MFA.

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