Great artists are natural born disruptors. Fucking shit up is an artist’s life. Creativity is the ability to push boundaries which is pretty much fucking shit up. As an artist, it is your destiny and purpose to change the game and provide the rest of us with a view into your vision. In my opinion, that is the same as fucking shit up.
“You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.”
Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937) by Salvador Dali © Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS, London 2019
La Sieste (The Siesta) by Paul Gauguin (1948)
According to Gauguin, if an artist is not fucking shit up then they’re a fraud! He didn’t exactly say that but what this quote means is that if an artist is not pushing the envelope and creating something new, then they’re just a copy. Pretty harsh words but he does have a point.
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Morphine Maniacs (1900) by Pablo Picasso
“Art is meant to disturb, science reassures”
La Tasse (The Cup) by George Braque (1911)
“Every act of creation is first an act of destruction"
Learning Harlequin (1901) by Pablo Picasso