20 May 2011

the essence of an artist

You've got to know the rules to break them. I spent a lot of time learning to construct clothes, which is important to do before you can deconstruct them." *
Alexander McQueen

Pablo Picasso Woman with a Crow
 from his Rose Period

 Alexander McQueen above & Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Haute Couture, below

*this is the essence of a true artist, I was taught this in my basic art courses over thirty years ago & it is none more visible in the work of these two geniuses-one with a long and full life, one with a full life-cut short.



  1. The Picasso is one of my all time favourites. The McQueen, as well... Am enjoying the catalogue from the Met show, though think there was lots more to show and tell than it encompasses.

  2. Two superb artists, both true to themselves, no compromises, no matter what others may have thought.

    Art by Karena

  3. Amazing as always... I'm obsessed with everything you've included... especially the McQueen for Givenchy.

  4. thea,karena we are in full agreement there & on many things for that matter!

    bruce-I believe it! don't you?

    JWC- his work transcends.

    there is an excellent video at W about McQueen's bird's nest hat-It is on my twitter page/ link is along side to left of this post- TWitterChatter



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