Picasso described himself as "a painter
without style," explaining: "Style is often something
which locks the painter into the same vision, the same technique,
the same formula during years and years, sometimes during one's
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish artist. (quoted in: prefatory
text to exhibition catalog, Geneva, 1963).
"In the final analysis, 'style' is
art. And art is nothing more or less than various modes of stylized,
Susan Sontag (1933-2004), American essayist. Against Interpretation,
"On Style" (1966).