"We never copy nature, we no longer imitate it: we let that the imagined objects take on a real appearance. It is not a matter of  starting from painting to get to nature: it is from nature to painting that we must go. There are painters who turn the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, turn a yellow spot into a sun. 

 

Pablo Picasso, Lettre sur l'art, 1930