March 7, 2010

真似るvs.盗む:"Bad artists copy. Good artists steal." - Pablo Picasso, T.S. Eliot (+Banksy)

Banksy gallery exhibit in Bristol, England, 1999 (via Digg)

Picasso said "Bad artists copy. Good artists steal."

When Steve Jobs quoted it during a 1996 PBS documentary Triumph of the Nerds, he quoted  "Good artists copy. Great artists steal."  I wonder who modified it.... Banksy?

In either way, the idea is the same; bad artists do nothing but mimicking works by somebody else, whereas true artists take in whatever surrounding them and turn them into their own art.

T.S. Eliot said exactly same thing; "Good Poets Borrow, Great Poets Steal

Édouard Manet "Le déjeuner sur l'herbe"(via The ARTCHIVAL)
Pablo Picasso "Le déjeuner sur l'herbe"(via The ARTCHIVAL)


ジョブズが1996年PBSドキュメンタリーで引用したピカソの言葉「良い芸術家は模倣し、偉大な芸術家は盗む」。

あれは確かピカソが「悪い芸術家は模倣し、良い芸術家は盗む」と言ったのが、いつの間にやらGoodとGreatに入れ替わったんじゃなかったっけ? Banksyのしわざか?

GoodとGreatとくればGreatがいいに決まってるから意味は同じ。三流は他人の模倣を超えられないが、一流はあらゆるものを自分のものにし元の作品以上のものにしてしまう。

T.S.エリオットも詩について「悪い詩人は模倣し、良い詩人は盗む」と言ってる

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