Where is your Picasso?? by Misha Lyuve

Feb 24, 2011

Writing about Picasso’s guitars in the last posting had me question what it would be like to walk around life having Picasso’s vision. His art is an expression of the vision, but the vision itself — is it accessible to us, mortals?? Can we learn it? study it? develop it over time? What would it take to uncover a not-readily seen beauty in a bottle of water or a plastic spoon full of my breakfast oatmeal? I was up for an experiment.

An opening came from nothing less glamorous as a lid of NYC sewer.  It was a very ordinary sewer lid, round, with sticky mud around the edges in a broken filthy sidewalk and a sign “NYC SEWER”, just in case one would get it confused with a passage into Alice’s wonderland. 

But as I sharpened my vision and zoomed in on the object, leaving behind what I knew it to be and what was underneath it, I could suddenly see a pattern and texture that in my eyes had a value of beauty. 

The rest was easy. Suddenly, most ordinary buildings, fences, stairs and floors were rushing to me to share their secrets.

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  1. Nutan

    THANK YOU !!!!

    FANTASTIC !!!!! . . . THE BEAUTY IS LIFE . . . . LIFE IS CREATIVITY . . . LIFE IS MADE OF RHYTHMS . . . RHYTHMS ARE MADE OF OPPOSITES . . . THE COEXISTENCE OF THE OPPOSITES IS PASSION . . . INTEGRATION . . . DESIGN . . . MEDITATION . . . BEAUTY . . . LOVE

  2. Dima

    It is so true…. Nowhere in the world can you find so much true art in most basic, often unnoticed things….. I once just had to take a photo of a rubber band laying there on the sidewalk. I mean, who in their right mind would pay attention to a rubber band??? But yet, this ordinary dirty rubber band somehow perfectly matched the sidewalk that had this special glow because of a particular way the light was shining on it….. Beauty of the unnoticed….

  3. Jennifer Watt

    YES!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Heulwen Renshaw

    Nothing to beat ‘natural’ beauty, that’s art!