Imagination, Children's Drawing and Sacred Practice of Letting Go of Trying 'Understanding'

Lilly's Painting










Everything
you can imagine
is real.
- Picasso

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.
- Albert Einstein


You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'
- George Bernard Shaw

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
- Leonardo da Vinci

There is a space between man's imagination and man's attainment that man only be traversed by his longing.
- Kahlil Gibran

“Everyone wants to understand art. Why don’t we try to understand the song of a bird? Why do we love the night, the flowers, everything around us, without trying to understand them?

But in the case of a painting, people think they have to understand. If only they would realize above all that an artist works of necessity, that he himself is only an insignificant part of the world, and that no more importance should be attached to him than to plenty of other things which please us in the world though we can’t explain them; people who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree.”

- Picasso (Oct 25, 1881 - Apr 8, 1973), The most famous artist of the 20th century. Full name: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Clito Ruiz y Picasso.

In 1956, Picasso would comment, referring to some school children and their drawing: “When I was as old as these children, I could draw like Raphael, but it took me a lifetime to learn to draw like them.”

Reference: Pablo Picasso, Art History Archive

Drawing above: by Lily (5),
blessings to her imagination.

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