Two particular works to be exhibited share historical similarities as well as juxtaposed iconography by two different Spanish artists. The first by Pablo Picasso is from 1922 and is a lovely dry point etching "Femme au Miroir" or "Woman looking onto a Mirror". Sitting nude, but reserved (much different than later works by Picasso also on display) a woman holds a mirror and gazes into it daydreaming of beauty, fashion and the future. Picasso said, "The hidden harmony is better than the obvious" as evident in this jewel of a print.
But this S.E. user couldn't find the primary source.
This may be a case where challenging the authenticity of the statement would have been appropriate. All sources I find for this post date publication in a 'quote book' in 2001, and the original can be linked to Heraclitus "a hidden harmony is better than an apparent one." quite a while before Picasso. – justCal
Did Picasso actually say this?