Artists are often inspired by other disciplines. For me it is painting. I literally hear music when I look at a great painting. The Gertrude Stein Collection at SF MOMA, and the Picasso Museum show at the De Young, are two of the most inspiring shows I've ever seen. As Picasso liked to boast, he had the best Picasso collection on the planet. And with the Stein show, there is also a lot of Matisse, who Picasso adored. In fact, each thought the other was the best. (As Frank used to declare Tony the one. I used to think that was false modesty, but now I know it wasn't). "Art is the lie that tells the truth". Picasso.