"Artists… impossible to live with but always worth the effort". I don’t remember who said that, but that’s the first thing I think about whenever I see a painting by Picasso.
Not even a colourful line from a Modern Lovers song, not a raunchy scene from a movie, not a particular episode from his biography – just a strong feeling of artistic passion resisting any accepted form of human attachment.
That's all in his works. Strong man sitting, little girl swirling – never one or the other, always both.