Conversations avec Picasso [COVER] Conversations avec Picasso [COVER] Pablo Picasso dans son atelier, 1939 Pablo Picasso dans son atelier, 1939 La main droite de Picasso, 1943 La main droite de Picasso, 1943

mondonoir:

“And you know what’s responsible? It’s dust! The earth doesn’t have a housekeeper to do the dusting. And the dust that falls on it every day remains there. Everything that’s come down to us from the past has been conserved by dust. Right here, look at these piles, in a few weeks a thick layer of dust has formed. […] I always forbade everyone to clean my studios, dust them, not only for fear they would disturb my things, but especially because I always counted on the protection of dust. It’s my ally. I always let it settle where it likes. It’s like a layer of protection. And it’s because I live constantly with dust, in dust, that I prefer to wear gray suits, the only color on which it leaves no trace.” (more here)

[Brassaï, Conversations avec Picasso, Paris, 1964, p.58. +]

Pablo Picasso dans son atelier, 1939 & La main droite de Picasso, 1943