Monday, November 22, 2004

Picasso with bread rolls, by Robert Doisneau, 1952

Picasso once found himself discussing art with an American GI who claimed to dislike abstract paintings because they were excessively unrealistic. The artist said nothing and the conversation moved on to other subjects such as the GI's girlfriend - a snapshot of whom he proudly produced. 'My,' Picasso exclaimed, examining the picture, 'is she really that small?'