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Saturday
Jul052008

Picasso on Computers

I just came across this quotation attributed to Pablo Picasso:

Computers are useless.  They can only give you answers.

This is so extraordinarily silly that I can only assume that Pablo never actually used a computer.  Otherwise he would have discovered that the questions they pose far outnumber any answers they give.

Reader Comments (1)

Picasso didn't really know what a computer was. How could he? To know what a computer is, you have to work with one, and in his time, his ilk didn't do that. He was certainly a genius in the art world, but I'm sure the idea of programming, variables, etc would have been alien to him, or at least not easy to grasp.
Algorithms are another story though...we all come across a "right way", technique, etc of doing something, and in art there must be plenty of algorithms too: how you use your brush and canvas (now my mind is off on a tangent about how to apply artistic algorithms to the Windows GDI Canvas and Brush, lol)
July 15 | Unregistered CommenterZia

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