Are creative thinkers truly fearless people? In most cases, yes! They aren’t deterred by public opinion and they aren’t scared of flouting convention. Convention is a stifler. It kills creativity and no creative person can function in a restrictive environment. As a creative thinker you have to be willing to kick over the traces. To be able to challenge well-established boundaries you cannot concern yourself with what other people think. To break new ground you have to be able to think freely. And to create new ideas without worrying about maintaining the old conventions you have to be fearless.
Picasso was one of the most eccentric yet famous artists of the 20th century. Undaunted by the rules of convention he forever changed the face of art with his dynamic and revolutionary approach. Picasso enjoyed publicity and never really left the stage. And now, once again he is in the news. This picture of Picasso’s painting comes from a news item featured in the BBC Newspage: “A Pablo Picasso painting has set a new record for the most expensive art work sold at auction, fetching $106m (£70m).” Picasso himself would have been surprised at the huge amount paid for one of his paintings. The stories about his unruly and eccentric…