Thursday, May 14, 2009

Art

Paloma and Claude
Paloma playing with tadpoles
Paloma
Paloma in blue

“Everyone wants to understand art. Why don’t we try to understand the song of a bird? Why do we love the night, the flowers, everything around us, without trying to understand them? But in the case of a painting, people think they have to understand. If only they would realize above all that an artist works of necessity, that he himself is only an insignificant part of the world, and that no more importance should be attached to him than to plenty of other things which please us in the world, though we can’t explain them people who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree.” Picasso

10 comments:

Lorna said...

This is one of the best quotes I have read on the topic. I like it and will remember it.



Lorna
Southern California Woman

Tessa said...

I've worn Paloma for years - the scent, I mean.

I've not seen Paloma playing with Tadpoles before - wonderful. And, oh, I love that quote. Why indeed?

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I thoroughly agree with him.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Wonderful quote! I adore Picasso.

lovepics said...

Great post, beautiful paintings and picasso's words are so true...

Annie Coe said...

I LOVE that quote!

Seth said...

Wonderful quote and such a great selection of art you chose.

aminah said...

Thank you for sharing that....I haven't had time these days for anything until today and I am having so much fun catching up on ur blog. Thank you for all the nice comments

aminahx

Susie of Arabia said...

Picasso was brilliant. I am a fan and I had never seen a couple of those that you posted. So thanks!

Comme du Coton said...

I went to the museum Picasso to Paris, it is fantastic!...