"Art is the lie that reveals the truth."
1881 - 1973
When we stop and think about it, we realize that art is not real. It is an attempt to create reality, but it will never be reality. As Picasso says, it is a lie. Whether you are a writer or a painter, the world you are creating in your stories and pictures is not real. But this lie can reveal the truth of the world that cannot be perceived in reality. Now there is the paradox: the lie reveals the truth.
The question you must ask yourself: Does my art reveal the truth? Or is it only an illusion? Only a lie? Art that does not reveal the truth remains a lie. What is the truth in your writing? In your painting? What insight do you have into life and living?
The Old Guitarist, 1903, Oil on Panel, 122.9 X 82.6 cm. Pablo Picasso, Spanish (1881 - 1973), The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection, 1926.253.