Picasso was not an ‘artist’

He was just a very creative craftsman

The Rooster 1938 by Picasso.
The Rooster (1938) by Picasso. (Wikiart)

Let me explain. Why was Picasso not an ‘artist’? Because all he ever did was create pretty and interesting pictures. Creating prettiness (and variants thereof, including ‘the interesting’) is the realm of crafting, not of ‘art’. For something to reach the level of art…




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Jakob Zaaiman

Jakob Zaaiman

Artist and writer; artworks, prose and poetry.

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