Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
This quote inspires me so much towards my art career. It makes you realize that all three of the options capture different moments of the human face, but which one is accurate? The photographer is in time for the moment permanently, the mirror is always on time, but the painter is never on time. The painter’s perspective is included in his/her painting, though the photographer and mirror cannot adjust like the painter. A photographer holds possession of living the moment for memories, but as humans, we grow. The mirror catches your present existence with no lies. It will always tell you the truth, but it isn’t until you truly look hard enough to find yourself. Picasso’s quote meant more than the physical presence of the face. It meant the emotions the face expressed, and how it appeared in the energy around its given artist, whether it is the photographer, the mirror, or the painter. The painter is able to obtain the energy and incorporate it to his perspective of that human face. All of the options are possible answers; it’s just how your perspective and mind are set. If you’re a closed minded person most of the time, you may choose the photographer. If you use your left brain for the majority of your perspective, you may choose the mirror. If you use your right brain for your point of view, you may choose the painter. Perspective differs according to Picasso, but it’s up to you to define which outlook you choose to use.