Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Quoting Picasso

To quote Pablo Picasso, 

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."

One of my goals with this blog is to post inspiring artwork created by children. The freedom, spontaneity, and non-judgement they bring to their drawings and paintings are the keys to their brilliant originality. We can learn from them!

Some months ago I wrote about my 18 month-old granddaughter being my mini-muse. Here are some of her more recent drawings, done without prompting or planning by adults (as you can tell by the lined paper surface):

by Ember Rose -- 4 yrs. old

by Ember Rose --  4 yrs. old

This little granddaughter of mine comes from creative, passionate parents, so I know we will continue to see imaginative work flowing from her young mind and fingers. 

Ember's drawings remind me of these paintings by Russian artist, Wassily Kandinsky:

"Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle)" by Wassily Kandinsky, 1913

"Composition IV" by Wassily Kandinsky, 1911

I'm always happy to post artwork done by children, so send some way!

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