|Man With Pipe aimed to mimic the realness of photography. ((c) 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)|
Picasso said he wasn’t interested in abstraction, or even in style: all his art, even at its most bizarre, was supposed to carry some kind of information or truth about our world and the things in it. That’s the kind of access to reality that photography has always been about. By working so often in black and white (and tan), Picasso could insist that he also kept touch with the real.
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