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.