Juggling and Fine Art?

Pablo Picasso once said,

“I am always doing what I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

Doesn’t he sound like a juggler!?

Picasso painted this during his “rose period” in 1905. During that time he painted various types of performers–tumblers, guitar players, harlequins, etc. He must have admired this guy who was able to do things most people couldn’t. He must have felt a connection between his own pursuit of artistic feats and the dexterous pursuits of this juggler.

I particularly like that the juggler in this painting isn’t juggling, and has none of his juggling props with him. It’s just a painting of a juggler like you and me.

4 Replies to “Juggling and Fine Art?”

  1. That’s what I think is cool about this painting. The only way you’d know he’s a juggler is because Picasso said he was. (Although, it would be cool to see what he can do!!)

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