Art is a lie.

26 09 2011

Pablo Picasso, Male with the sword

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, better known simply as Pablo Picasso once said;

Art is a lie that brings us nearer to the truth.

What do you imagine he meant in making such a statement?

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Controversy.

26 11 2009

Pablo Picasso

Ok, so far we have examined a number of art controversies, either through this blog or through our weekly “Art Issues”. But what we have not discussed is it’s place in the development of art. The link provided at the bottom of the page is to an article about art controversies and censorship in the 20th century. 

The article highlights a number of different controversies, the impact on people at the time, and places that controversy into context with our view of art history now, showing how influential such controversies have proven to be.

What I want you to do is read the article, give me your impressions, and then tell me if you think controversy has become a necce4sary part of the development of art. Do you think that as an artistic culture we try to shock or innovate with our controversies? Without controversy will art become stale? Or are we damaging the culture of the arts with our controversial approaches? Think about it. And be sure to read the article carefully. 

http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/art/overview.php





Quotation

13 10 2009
Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

I’ve been waiting to pull this one out. You guys have been faced with this quote for weeks now, and maybe you thought about it, and maybe you didn’t, but now you need to. I want you to write this quote down, in your sketchbook would be best, and spend a few minutes brainstorming, just write down anything that pops into your head when faced with this quote. A little automatic writing to see what thoughts this line an fire up in your brain. Then, share a few of those thoughts here. I did this with all my classes at one point in the last year or two, and I’ll share a few of my ‘insights’ from that day with you once you’re done.

“Art is a lie that brings us nearer to truth”

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso