Art is a lie… that tells the truth

Written by: Punya Mishra

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Picasso famously said, “Art is a lie that tells the truth.” This design below is my attempt to represent this quote – at least the first part of the quote. Move your mouse over the image to see a change…

You can see the combined image below

Of course, as most things go, it is not clear whether Picasso ever actually said these specific words. But again, this may be a lie that tells the truth! (For more on what he may actually have said go here.)

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Punya Mishra is a professor of Educational Psychology & Educational Technology at the College of Education at Michigan State University. He also directs the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program. He recently co-chaired the SITE 2011 conference at Nashville after having chaired the Innovation & Technology Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. The readers and editors of Technology and Learning journal recently named him as one of the ten most influential people in educational technology.

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