To this day, Picasso is unmatched in his insatiable creativity. He once said, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” As a believer in maintaining this sense of child-like wonder, the artist pushed himself to create with every medium possible.
In 1949, he was visited by photographer Gjon Mili at his home in Vallauris, France. Mili had been working with the idea of photographing moving light to give them a trailing affect. The idea sparked Picasso’s imagination and the two spent the day creating a series of double-exposed photos. The result is a testament to creative minds benefiting from collaboration.
“When I was a child my mother said, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” Perhaps the most important lesson we can take from him is the importance in believing, whole-heartedly, in what we do.