FRANÇOISE AND COMMITMENT
I am proud to say that I have never considered painting an art of charm or seduction or distraction. I wanted— through painting and drawing, since those were my weapons—to penetrate, to advance, always deeper, always further, in knowledge of the world and of humanity.... And I am conscious of having always through my painting struggled as a committed revolutionary.
—Pablo Picasso, declaration to New Masses,
24 October 1944