A man commisioned Picasso to paint a portrait of his wife. When he first saw it, he was horrified at the style in which it had been painted. He told Picasso that he ought to make pictures of things the way they are and produced a photograph of his wife from his wallet. He said, "There, you see, that is a picture of how she really is." Picasso looked at it and said, "She is rather small, isn't she. And flat."