Art is the Active Expression of Our Creative Skills

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I think of myself as a writer, a really good writer. But, I’m reminded all the time how much a fantasy that thought it. Kate is the writer I always thought I’d be…but sadly am not! This blog spoke to me, & says everything I would say if I could write as eloquently as she does. Enjoy!

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Raw Literature by Kate Spencer

Photo Credit: http://www.pablo-ruiz-picasso.net/work-9.php“So, who do you think painted this piece of work?”

Our European Art History instructor leaned against the rugged steel table at the front of the classroom.   I stared at the image on the screen.  The painting was of a solemn moment in time, a woman all decked in bright white kneeing before an altar.

“Rembrandt?” someone called out hesitantly.

“No.  Anyone else want to try?”

“El Greco?” said the woman beside me.

“No.” The instructor glanced around the classroom and with no further guesses forthcoming he gave us the answer. “It was Pablo Picasso.”

There was silence as we all digested this bit of information.  A lone voice echoed our thoughts from the back of the room.

“Picasso’s paintings were abstract with distorted figures. This doesn’t look like his work at all.”

“True,” replied our instructor. “Those were his later works. Like all great…

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About Karen's Stone Soup

Welcome to Stone Soup with Karen Samenow. As we slip into a new year, I hope I can provide inspiration for us both. Join me on this crooked path to fame and fortune! The fame is minimal, and fortune non-existant, but it’s fun and this is what we do!

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