An interesting story about Pablo Picasso, the famous Spanish artist

Picasso was walking through the market one day when a woman spotted and pulled out a piece of paper and said, “Mr. Picasso, I am a fan of your work. Please, could you do a little drawing for me?”

Picasso smiled and quickly drew a small, but beautiful piece of art on the paper. Then, he handed the paper back to her saying, “That will be one million dollars.”

“But Mr. Picasso,” the woman said. “It only took you thirty seconds to draw this little masterpiece.”

“My good woman,” Picasso said, “It took me thirty years to learn to draw that masterpiece in thirty seconds.”

Vocabulary Help

  • drawing – desenho
  • handed the paper back to her – devolveu o papel para ela
  • learn (learn, learnt, learnt) – aprender
  • masterpiece – obra de arte
  • piece of paper – pedaço de papel
  • say (say, said, said) – dizer
  • smile – sorrir
  • through – através
  • woman – mulher