Wednesday, April 8, 2009
eliminating the unnecessary
On April 8, 1973, artist Pablo Picasso died at his home near Mougins, France, at age 91.
"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction."
"Everything you can imagine is real."
"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them."
"I thought to discourage aesthetics... I threw the bottlerack and the urinal in their faces and now they admire them for their aesthetic beauty." "I was interested in ideas, not in visual products. I wanted to put painting again in the service of the mind." "It is the spectators who make the pictures." (Marcel Duchamp)
when picasso was told that marcel duchamp had died, he said, "he was wrong."