Copying The Masters
While reading an art history book this morning I came across a chapter describing how Picasso spent time copying the masters.
Between August and September of 1957, Picasso delved into a thorough analysis of Las Meninas, one of the most celebrated Velazquez paintings. His interpretative analysis of Velazquez' Las Meninas yielded the 58 Picasso paintings that comprise the Picasso Las Meninas series. Picasso commented:
So in this manner I could do the same with Picasso's Three Musicians then; whenever I changed it to the way I wanted it then I would forget about Picasso and the sculpture would be mine,