Saturday, April 27, 2013

Did Picasso Have an Artist Statement? Part 2

Pablo Picasso
"STATEMENT TO MARIUS DE ZAYAS," 1923
(the first few lines of the note...)

"I can hardly understand the importance given to the word research in connection with modern painting. In my opinion to search means nothing in painting.


To find is the thing.

Nobody is interested in following a man who, with his eyes fixed on the ground, spends
his life looking for the purse that fortune should put in his path. The one who finds
something no matter what it might be, even if his intention were not to search for it, at
least arouses our curiosity, if not our admiration."
 

4 comments:

Armelle Léon Bitterolf said...

Sorry, I took one word for another, the meaning of statement was status for me, well anyway I didn't know that Picasso had spoken about his work.
Very interesting moreover.

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Armelle Léon said...

Thank you so much again, I did a translation in french, hope it is good enough.