I'm sure he would have thrown paint in my face with an ego like his and maybe taken the woman I happened to be with at the time.
Originally Posted by zsas
I'd say there's a big difference between an already accomplished artist broadening his horizons and someone starting out getting caught up in a certain way of doing things. A novice wouldn't have the insight or creative experience to say anything new working in a medium or style that has been exhausted by more accomplished artists decades before - this is generally why movements and mediums are abandoned. It takes the courage and great objectivity of an accomplished and mature artist to say, "right, I can tackle this" and begin to say something new in a medium. A novice would be a slave to the tradition and norms while still learning their craft and developing a voice, they don't yet have the courage of their convictions. This is when you can spot them - there's a visible lack of balls. We all know Picasso had big balls.
Not that I think it's about being macho, but we are talking about one of the big boys here. He had a great sensitivity, yes, but he also didn't give a s***.
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