Good Artist Steal, Great Artists Copy – Pablo Picasso
A famous quote from Picasso, in this case the only way I would “steal”. Good Artists steal, simply means putting your spin on a popular style of work. Artists are always taking inspiration from past trends. Look at the fashion trends making a comeback from the 1980s and 1990s. Read this blog post to see some trends I “stole” and incorporated in my own art.
Barbra Kruger was an artist during the Women s Movement in the 1960s. While learning about her work, her style stuck out to me. Little did I know I would find inspiration in her work and “steal” her style. Of course, I added a modern style with digital photography rather than photographs that were found in magazines.
Kruger’s work is based around female empowerment and feminism, whereas mine is more nature based around finding balance in life and embracing nature.
I prefer to call it inspiration rather than stealing but whatever works for you.
Thank you for reading.