Pablo Picasso (Painter)

#10397 Pablo Picasso

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. .

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#10398 Pablo Picasso

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. .

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#10399 Pablo Picasso

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. .

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#10400 Pablo Picasso

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. .

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#10401 Pablo Picasso

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. .

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#10402 Pablo Picasso

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 Quotes about art
#10403 Pablo Picasso

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. .

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#10404 Pablo Picasso

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. .

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#10405 Pablo Picasso

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. .

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#10406 Pablo Picasso

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- .

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#10407 Pablo Picasso

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! .

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#10408 Pablo Picasso

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? .

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#10409 Pablo Picasso

Art is not made to decorate rooms. It is an offensive weapon in the defense against the enemy. .

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#10410 Pablo Picasso

Accidents, try to change them - it's impossible. The accidental reveals man. .

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#10411 Pablo Picasso

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. .

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#10412 Pablo Picasso

[Speaking of computers] But they are useless. They can only give you answers. .

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#10413 Pablo Picasso

It means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don't care. .

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#10414 Pablo Picasso

For a long time I limited myself to one colour — as a form of discipline. .

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#10415 Pablo Picasso

People who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about wrong
#10416 Pablo Picasso

Painting isn't an aesthetic operation; it's a form of magic designed as mediator between this strange hostile world and us. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about world
#10417 Pablo Picasso

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. .

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#10418 Pablo Picasso

I do not seek, I find. .

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#181207 Pablo Picasso

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. .

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#181638 Pablo Picasso

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. .

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#198908 Pablo Picasso

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about life
#205547 Pablo Picasso

Go and do the things you can’t. That is how you get to do them. .

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#206035 Pablo Picasso

Good artists copy, great artists steal. .

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#206055 Pablo Picasso

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. .

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#206628 Pablo Picasso

Sex and art are the same thing. .

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#206695 Pablo Picasso

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. .

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#207137 Pablo Picasso

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. .

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#207796 Pablo Picasso

The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about creativity
#207856 Pablo Picasso

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about art
#208338 Pablo Picasso

Action is the foundational key to all success. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about success
#208743 Pablo Picasso

You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea. .

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#208825 Pablo Picasso

When they tell me Im too old to do something, I attempt it immediately. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about media
#210136 Pablo Picasso

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about war
#210142 Pablo Picasso

The world today doesnt make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about pain
#210626 Pablo Picasso

I dont believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about history
#210627 Pablo Picasso

We dont grow older, we grow riper. .

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