Three Disturbing Lessons by Pablo Picasso That Will Change Your Outlook On Creativity

Discover the pearls of wisdom from one of the greatest artists ever.

Alberto García 🚀🚀🚀
The Philosophical Inn


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— Are you ever happy?

— Happiness is bullsh*t. It’s the great myth of the late last century. Do you think Picasso was happy? No art worth was ever created out of happiness”.

I heard the above dialogue in the movie Kodachrome.

After that, I started researching Picasso’s life to find out what fueled his art if it wasn’t happiness.

And it has been a journey that has taught me these three disturbing lessons.

1. You have to be both accepted and rejected at first.

To stand out with your art, you must have someone who believed in you as a child and also someone who doesn’t believe in you and who you want to prove wrong.

On the one hand, the memory that someone adult validated you as a child accompanies you all your life and helps you overcome periods of crisis.

On the other hand, you have a particular complex that makes you want to prove to others that they were wrong.