Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.
-- Pablo Picasso –
I agree with him, even though I cannot pinpoint which author best illustrates what Pablo is saying. Hmmm... maybe Tolstoy? Yet I cannot see Leo Tolstoy painting.
But he does paint when he writes.
Which author would you say is “painting with words”?
Have a great Tuesday!