|Ο Πικάσο από τον Αντρέ Βιλέρ (γ. 1930), στο Βαλορί, Κάννες, 1955 (37,9 x 28 εκ.)|
Πώς έγινα ΚΟΜΜΟΥΝΙΣΤΗΣ
16 Φλεβάρη 1945
Το πρωτότυπο στο οποίο αναφέρεται ο Ριζοσπάστης, δημοσιεύτηκε στην L'Humanité, στις 29-30 Οκτωβρίου 1944:
Η έκδοση στα αγγλικά:
24 October 1944
By Pablo Picasso
Three weeks ago Pablo Picasso joined the French Communist Party. Though it electrified the world of culture it was not surprising news. In France's struggle for freedom, her Communists have played a mammoth part in alliance with the resistance movement as a whole. And an artist with such magnificent eyes as Picasso's could see for himself who it was that best defended the cultural values of our time. Picasso lived in Paris throughout the Nazi occupation. The Germans tried to win him, but at the risk of his life he defied them. The cable below sent specially to NEW MASSES tells in Picasso's own words why he joined the French Communist Party.
Paris (by cable)
MY JOINING the Communist Party is a logical step in my life, my work and gives them their meaning. Through design and color, I have tried to penetrate deeper into a knowledge of the world and of men so that this knowledge might free us. In my own way I have always said what I considered most true, most just and best and, therefore, most beautiful. But during the oppression and the insurrection I felt that that was not enough, that I had to fight not only with painting but with my whole being. Previously, out of a sort of "innocence", I had not understood this.
|Ο Πικάσο το 1933, φωτογραφημένος από τον Μαν Ραίη (1890-1976)|
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