Paint Drops Artist Quotes: Pablo Picasso

Artist Quote: Pablo Picasso

Artist Quote: Pablo Picasso

Paint Drops, quotes by artists: Pablo Picasso

Today's Paint Drops artist quote is by Pablo Picasso, one artist who needs no introduction. Of the many quotes attributed to him, this is one of my favorites

"To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."

In my childhood home two pieces of art that my parents hung were fixtures. Other pieces came and went as the house changed style from mid-century modern to French Provincial. These pieces were held above that and didn't fall into the category of art that 'went well with the couch'. One was a piece by my uncle, who was from the California Expressionist period. It was a beautiful, dynamic painting of the Snake River in Utah.

The second was a group of three images they pulled from Picasso's lithographs of bullfighting. Not originals, they held a place of honor at the focal point of the room. For a home with very little art, these were two exceptional pieces to take in and study over the years of my childhood and youth.