“When I was young I could draw like Raphael, but it has taken me my whole life to learn to draw like a child.” – Pablo Picasso
Picasso is famous for having mastered painting technique at a very young age. But I didn’t know, until I saw the current Picasso sculpture show at the Museum of Modern Art, that he had no formal training as a sculptor. While Picasso created sculpture periodically throughout his life, he considered it experimental and personal – in a different league from his painting. An amateur, at least in his mind.
This reminded me of how important it is to have creative projects in which we make things just for the fun of it.
Picasso Sculpture MoMA runs through February 7, 2016.