Picasso's rebellious spirit
Danger of becoming stagnant and predictable as an artist.
“Pablo Picasso never allowed himself to fade into the background; if his name became too attached to a particular style, he would deliberately upset the public with a new series of paintings that went against all expectations.
Better to create something ugly and disturbing, he believed, than to let viewers grow too familiar with his work.”
By Robert Greene in his book The Concise 48 Laws Of Power
Picasso firmly believed that it was more important to create something unconventional and thought-provoking rather than allowing viewers to grow too accustomed to his work. He understood the danger of becoming stagnant and predictable as an artist.
Throughout his career, Picasso demonstrated an extraordinary ability to shift styles and techniques. From his early Blue and Rose periods to the groundbreaking invention of Cubism, he consistently amazed and intrigued his audience.
He embraced change and experimentation, never content to rest on his past achievements.
Picasso's rebellious spirit and unwavering commitment to challenging the status quo set him apart as a revolutionary artist. His determination to create art that was unsettling yet thought-provoking ensured that his work would never fade into obscurity.
Picasso's ability to constantly reinvent himself serves as a timeless reminder to never settle for mediocrity and to always push the boundaries of artistic expression.