Picasso is the most acclaimed artist of the 20th century. He pioneered both Cubism and Neo-expressionism — making him one of the few Master artists to found two major schools.
Never a victim of creative-block — it is thought that Picasso created some 50,000 works of art over his 70+ year career including 2,000 paintings.
What was the source of Picasso's boundless creative powers? Here is what the master himself had to say about the creative process.
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.
To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.”
God is really another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea.
I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
I do not seek. I find.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.