Real artists do not have fun giving birth to their creations, they are usually tortured souls that delve deep into their psyche to produce and create what they do…and may feel an ecstatic union with their Muse for a moment…but it is not a game to them, like it is too often with many new emerging artists, especially ones who shun the thought of Art College…
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There may be some things you won’t say, or do, or even contemplate, in front of genteel strangers, but peculiar things can happen at an art gallery. You can find yourself in this type of polite huddle when you are in front of Picasso’s Erotic Scene (1902-3).
The picture contains a self-portrait, the artist was 21 when he painted it, but he seems to imagine himself as a younger boy, reclined on a bed with arms casually behind his head, while a naked woman leans more than a trifle suggestively over his lower regions.