Picasso famously said “without great solitude no serious work can be done”. In effect, private revelation was his key to divining creativity. Integral to the process was having an unfettered, lonely environment. Somewhere along the line though, workplace theory has gone completely the other way.
Whether you believe there are innumerable new ideas to be had or that we are all re-imagining the same things our ancestors puzzled over, learning about inspiring men and women from history can give a certain spark to your work.
We decided to take a look at some great creative thinkers from history to see if there were parallels between our core service areas to the way they went about things. We invite you to take a look here.
Pablo Picasso’s name is immediately recognisable and he is often used as a case study for creativity. Inspired to break away from his classical training by a group of radicals in a cafe in Barcelona, this 20th century artist went on to co-create Cubism.
Never grow up. Play the fool. Goad. Shock. Laugh. Trip over something that isn’t there. Try something. And never be afraid to fail. That failure is useful too. It’s just another building block.