Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Lines For Picasso

My desk calendar: sketches by Picasso.
(Graphique de France. It's called the Peace and Joy
part of their Art & Culture product line.)

That man would never paint inside the lines.
Art teachers shook their heads over Picasso:
"No discipline, but ah, he brings such joy!"

On the cover, spindly figures dance for joy.
What breathless life, in simple colored lines!
Crayons spoke volumes in the hands of Picasso.

Picasso, man of joy: to you, these lines.

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