He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.
Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create.
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) was a Spanish painter and sculptor best known for co-founding the Cubist movement. He demonstrated uncanny artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the 20th century his style changed as he experimented with many theories, techniques, and ideas.