Apr 28, 2022

Art Is A Lie That Makes Us Realize Truth

TĂȘte de Taureau (Bull's Head)
Pablo Picasso (1942)

"We all know that art is not truth.  Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand.  The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies...  I would like to know if anyone has ever seen a natural work of art.  Nature and art, being two different things, cannot be the same thing.  Through art we express our conception of what nature is not."
- Pablo Picasso (May 1923)