Studio with Plaster Head, 1925, Pablo Picasso
Picasso’s Zen Quotes
“The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”
“To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow – the coup de grace – for the painter as well as for the picture.”
“The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.”
“One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite – that particular peach is but a detail.”
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
- Grab pillow.
- Sit or lay.
- Regulate breathing.
- Focus: I think the following Picasso quotes are not only wise quotes about art, but about life and the inherent Zen therein. It’s a bit of a stretch to think of it in terms of Zen, but it’s there (in a ‘cubist’ – taken apart – sort of way.) Take the quotes apart and think of them in terms of the symbology of your life…
Post by Monica Gaylor