The following Sketch Book entry was drawn in Barcelona, Spain in 2000.
Crowd the Page with Genius
By Warren Cullar
Half way in route up the hill to the Gaudi Museum in Barcelona, Spain, we stopped to enjoy a beer and a sandwich Spanish Style, which was “jamon” on bread with a tomato smeared quickly across the bread. We delighted in the hint of tomato and listened to rock and roll as I finished four sketches of Picasso’s work we had seen in a museum housing his early works. Then inspired by Picasso, I drew four of my own pieces. Picasso created prolifically throughout his 92 years, and from his work came rare genius.
If you create, and you create volumes, mountains of art, then every once in a while, you create a masterpiece. The point is to wake up and create.
Jacob’s History Note:
Jamon is a type of cured ham usually made in Spain.
Next week we’ll be taking a look at Tangier, Morocco.
You’ve captured it well!
Jamon y queso–my favorite when traveling. I like the face in the bottom right very much. Is that yours or an early Pablo? Either way, nice job on it. Can you draw a “badfish”? Did you sketch the Gaudi’s gaudy cathedral? Everyone says, don’t go to the kasbah in Tangiers, too dangerous. My advice: get off the ferry and go straight to the kasbah.
Warren very glad you two are enjoying Spain. Have safe trip. Your “Picassos” look terrific
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Do you suppose that we can accredit the secret to Picasso’s long life to his ability to remain a child? Some of his art makes me think so.