Picasso was quoted as saying, “I don’t find, I steal.” Well, I figured if he was stealing, I should too. Right?
I like to copy the works of artists I admire, from time to time. I made this copy of Picasso’s portrait of his companion Jacqueline Roque from a little photo I found in a book. The way that he has turned her features into a design while preserving a likeness was something I found fascinating. So I copied it.
I think that copying works by other artists is kind of like humming a tune you like.
[Top of the post: Copy of Picasso’s Portrait of Jacqueline Roque, by Aletha Kuschan, acrylic on canvas]