Picasso and Art!

The creativity of artists is not restricted to their artistic creations; it can also show up in the language they use.   Take for example this quotation by Pablo Picasso . . .

“We all know that art is not truth.  Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.”

This is a perfect example of an artistic oxymoronica and is quite the paradoxical observation.  “Artists don’t create reality; they only try to capture it through their contrived — and ultimately artificial — creations.”  (Dr. Mardy Grothe).

An additional artistic oxymoronia courtesy of Picasso: “The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”

And, in perusing some of the other entries in oxymoronica by Dr. Mardy Grothe, I noticed that several shared the common themes of truth and lies (as did both of these Picasso oxymoronica).  Hmm, most curious.

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