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Pablo Picasso (Painter)

What a sad fate for a painter who loves blondes, but who refrains from putting them in his picture because they don’t go with the basket of fruit! What misery for a painter who hates apples to be obliged to use them all the time because they go with the cloth! I put everything I love in my pictures. So much the worse for the things, they have only to arrange themselves with one another.
Pablo Picasso love
Formerly pictures used to move towards completion in progressive stages. Each day would bring something new. A picture was a sum of additions. With me, picture is a sum of destructions. I do a picture, then I destroy it. But in the long run nothing is lost; the red that I took away from one place turns up somewhere else.
Pablo Picasso war
It would be very curious to record by means of photographs, not the stage of the picture, but its metamorphoses. Perhaps one would perceive the path taken by the mind in order to put its dreams into a concrete form. But what is really very curious is to observe that fundamentally the picture does not change, that despite appearances the initial vision remains almost intact.
Pablo Picasso dreams
I would like to manage to prevent people from ever seeing how a picture of mine has been done. What can it possibly matter? What I want is that the only thing emanating from my pictures should be emotion.
Pablo Picasso people
Abstract art is only painting. And what’s so dramatic about that? There is no abstract art. One must always begin with something. Afterwards one can remove all semblance of reality; there is no longer any danger as the idea of the object has left an indelible imprint. It is the object which aroused the artist, stimulated his ideas and set of his emotions. These ideas and emotions will be imprisoned in his work for good... Whether he wants it or not, man is the instrument of nature; she imposes on him character and appearance. In my paintings of Dinard, as in my paintings of Purville, I have given expression to more or less the same vision... You cannot go against nature. She is stronger than the strongest of men. We can permit ourselves some liberties, but in details only.
Pablo Picasso war
Neither is there figurative and non-figurative art. All things appear to us in the shape of forms. Even in metaphysics ideas are expressed by forms, well then think how absurd it would be to think of painting without the imagery of forms. A figure, an object, a circle, are forms; they affect us more or less intensely.
Pablo Picasso art
Do you think it interests me that this painting represents two figures? These two figures existed, they exist no more. The sight of them gave me an initial emotion, little by little their real presence grew indistinct they became a fiction for me, then they disappeared, or rather, were turned into problems of all kinds. For me they are no longer two figures but shapes and colours, don’t misunderstand me, shapes and colours, though, that sum up the idea of the two figures and preserve the vibration of their existence.
Pablo Picasso pain
When we did Cubist paintings, our intention was not to produce Cubist paintings but to express what was within us. No one laid down a course of action for us, and our friends the poets followed our endeavour attentively but they never dictated it to us.
Pablo Picasso pain
The academic teaching on beauty is false. We have been misled, but so completely misled that we can no longer find so much as a shadow of a truth again. The beauties of the Parthenon, the Venuses, the Nymphs, the Narcisusses, are so many lies. Art is not the application of a canon of beauty, but what the instinct and the brain can conceive independently of that canon... To tell the truth the Parthenon is only a truss on which a roof has been placed.
Pablo Picasso truth
It is not what the artist does that counts. But what he is.would never have interested me if he had lived and thought like Jacques-
Pablo Picasso art
Everyone wants to understand painting. Why don’t they try to understand the song of the birds? Why do they love a night, a flower, everything which surrounds man, without attempting to understand them? Whereas where painting is concerned, they want to understand. Let them understand above all that the artist works from necessity; that he, too, is a minute element of the world to whom one should ascribe no more importance than so many things in nature which charm us but which we do not explain to ourselves. Those who attempt to explain a picture are on the wrong track most of the time. Gertrude Stein, overjoyed, told me some time ago that she had finally understood what my picture represented: three musicians. It was a still-life!
Pablo Picasso love
How can you expect a beholder to experience my picture as I experienced it? A picture comes to me a long time beforehand; who knows how long a time beforehand, I sensed, saw, and painted it and yet the next day even I do not understand what I have done. How can anyone penetrate my dreams, my instincts, my desires, my thought, which have taken a long time to fashion themselves and come to the surface, above all to grasp what I put there, perhaps involuntary?
Pablo Picasso dreams
Art is not made to decorate rooms. It is an offensive weapon in the defense against the enemy.
Pablo Picasso enemy
Accidents, try to change them - it's impossible. The accidental reveals man.
Pablo Picasso change
The artist is a receptacle for emotions derived from anywhere: from the sky, from the earth, from a piece of paper, from a passing figure, from a spider’s web. This is ’s web. This is why one must not make a distinction between things. For them there are no aristocratic quarterings. One must take things where one finds them.
Pablo Picasso art
[Speaking of computers] But they are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso you
It means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don't care.
Pablo Picasso care
For a long time I limited myself to one colour — as a form of discipline.
Pablo Picasso time
People who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree.
Pablo Picasso wrong
Painting isn't an aesthetic operation; it's a form of magic designed as mediator between this strange hostile world and us.
Pablo Picasso world
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Pablo Picasso learn
I do not seek, I find.
Pablo Picasso
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso art
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Pablo Picasso pain
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso life
Go and do the things you can’t. That is how you get to do them.
Pablo Picasso you
Good artists copy, great artists steal.
Pablo Picasso art
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
Pablo Picasso you
Sex and art are the same thing.
Pablo Picasso art
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Pablo Picasso art
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
Pablo Picasso work
The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.
Pablo Picasso creativity
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso art
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Pablo Picasso success
You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea.
Pablo Picasso you
When they tell me Im too old to do something, I attempt it immediately.
Pablo Picasso media
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso war
The world today doesnt make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Pablo Picasso pain
I dont believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.
Pablo Picasso history
We dont grow older, we grow riper.
Pablo Picasso
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Pablo Picasso pain
I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
Pablo Picasso pain
The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.
Pablo Picasso art
Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.
Pablo Picasso art
If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art.
Pablo Picasso art
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Pablo Picasso life
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Pablo Picasso truth
Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
Pablo Picasso pain
Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
Pablo Picasso intelligence
Give me a museum, and Ill fill it.
Pablo Picasso
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso you
The chief enemy of creativity is good taste.
Pablo Picasso creativity
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the oppositethat particular peach is but a detail.
Pablo Picasso art
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Pablo Picasso art
Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso you
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape...
Pablo Picasso art
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
Pablo Picasso success
Good taste is the enemy of creativity
Pablo Picasso creativity
Accidents, try to change them-its impossible. The accidental reveals man.
Pablo Picasso change
If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.
Pablo Picasso eyes
We have a lot of reasons but only one real one.
Pablo Picasso reason
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Pablo Picasso intelligence
What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesnt everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist.
Pablo Picasso art
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Pablo Picasso change
Youth has no age.
Pablo Picasso youth
Anything new, anything worth doing, cant be recognized
Pablo Picasso
As far as I am concerned, a painting speaks for itself. What is the use of giving explanations, when all is said and done? A painter has only one language.
Pablo Picasso pain
I dont believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.
Pablo Picasso history
Beauty?...To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to.
Pablo Picasso beauty
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Pablo Picasso learn
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may Learn how to do it.
Pablo Picasso learn
The world today doesnt make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Pablo Picasso pain
Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
Pablo Picasso work
Id like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
Pablo Picasso money
Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
Pablo Picasso positive
When you come right down to it all you have is yourself. The sun is a thousand rays in your belly. All the rest is nothing.
Pablo Picasso self
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Pablo Picasso truth
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso war
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
Pablo Picasso self
They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better.
Pablo Picasso pain
I dont own any of my own paintings because a Picasso original costs several thousand dollars -- its a luxury I cant afford.
Pablo Picasso pain
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Pablo Picasso pain
When I was a child, my mother said to me, If you become a soldier, youll be a general. If you become a monk youll end up as the pope. Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
Pablo Picasso pain
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Pablo Picasso pain
Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
Pablo Picasso pain
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Pablo Picasso pain
Are we to paint whats on the face, whats inside the face, or whats behind it?
Pablo Picasso pain
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun
Pablo Picasso intelligence
It takes a long time to become young.
Pablo Picasso time
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso art
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Pablo Picasso art
You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea.
Pablo Picasso you
The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spiders web.
Pablo Picasso art
Accidents, try to change them -- its impossible. The accidental reveals man.
Pablo Picasso change
I do not seek. I find.
Pablo Picasso
Taste is the enemy of creativeness
Pablo Picasso creative
The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.
Pablo Picasso creativity
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Pablo Picasso creation
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso you
The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.
Pablo Picasso art

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