“Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs.”
Picasso checking Brigitte Bardot’s face with a light meter during the Cannes Film Festival, 1956. Photograph by Jerome Brierre/RDA/Getty.
Happy birthday, Pablo Picasso! Here, a slideshow of portraits of the artist, and some of his wise words of wisdom.