I’ve just returned from a weekend up in Brisbane. It wasn’t just any weekend it was a huge turning point for me.

I went to the Picasso exhibition. As I walked through the black curtain into the masters realm my pulse was racing. Standing in front of the first Picasso artwork I was so overcome with emotion tears were spilling down my cheeks.

You might think that I’m exagerating, but to see the works of not only Picasso, but Braque, Ernst, Mattisse, Modigliani, Renoir, Rousseau (there were more) in the flesh was so absolutely a trip out of this world.

In my early teen years I visited an exhibition of some of Picasso’s work at the Sydney Gallery and this made such an impression on me and has been a huge influence in my work. While studying design I was facinated by the artists from the turn of the century and I feel that Picasso was very instrumental in artists looking outside the square.

I recommend this journey to Brisbane before the exhibition ends. Can you even try to imagine a trip into the beginnings of cubism, surrealism, fauvism, expressionism as an artist I don’t believe you can let this opportunity slip past you.

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