How Picasso Informs Good WritingPosted: December 4, 2015
I am trying to be a better writer. You may be as well. I have found Picasso’s lithographs of a bull helpful.
In the series he takes a realistic bull and gradually removes everything not essential to the bull. The end is a simplistic (versus simple) line drawing. But, though simplistic, there is no doubt it is a bull.
I want to write in such a way the essence of the
story or theme is all that remains. Removing the extraneous. Removing the asides (I have a problem with those). Not repeating my themes again and again. Trusting the reader to “see” the story and flesh out the bull in his/her mind.
Less words, more meaning.