• Pablo Picasso on the importance of solitude in doing serious work
    Pablo Picasso on the importance of solitude in doing serious work

    Without great solitude, no serious work is possible. Pablo Picasso

  • Reexamining the Kiss Principle
    Reexamining the Kiss Principle

    “Keep it simple and stupid.” That was the acronym coined by aircraft engineer Clarence Johnson during the early 1930s. He proposed the “H” style tail for airplanes which helped stabilize flight. Keeping it simple is always easier said than done. What may appear visually simple, took a deduction of complex details. We don’t get to […]

  • Picasso: ‘Go and do the things you can’t. That is how you get to do them’

    “Go and do the things you can’t. That is how you get to do them.” — Pablo Picasso

  • Picasso: Art as a form of diary
    Picasso: Art as a form of diary

    Art is where our mind’s eye merges with reality to create a theater inside our head, resulting in the form of a diary. This was especially true for Pablo Picasso. Picasso was perhaps best known for his practice of public journaling via painting. “My work is my diary. I have painted my autobiography,” he said. […]

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers 400,000 free high-res images for remixing

    Since starting a year ago, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has made 400,000 of its images free to download and remix. The project immediately empowered the likes of software developer and designer Simone Seagle. She downloaded a 1920s print from abstract Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky called Violett. Said Seagle: Generally you can’t be in […]