"Sorry, Miss," I
said bluntly, "but your painting ain't no Picasso! Pablo Picasso started
out painting realistically, but it wasn't too long before he turned to abstract
Detail of Picasso painting
I pointed to the Picasso. "Look how bright and flat
the shapes and colors are compared to those in your painting. The chicken
is broken up into small flat colors and surfaces." I grinned. "Like
Pablo said, 'If the subjects I wanted to express have suggested different
ways of expression, I haven't hesitated to adopt them.' He called his style Cubism."
I shook my head. "I'm
afraid we'll have to look at the list again."