97 Awesome Quotes By Pablo Picasso That Will Fill Your Day With Magic
If ever one has to make a list of artists whose art transformed the 20
th century, Pablo Picasso would feature right at the top. That probably is enough to explain the sheer genius and virtuosity that Picasso administered. Born in southern Spain, he was a prodigious child who went to become one of the most renowned artists of the world, known for his ground-breaking and pioneering style. Despite his young age, his talent was widely apparent and couldn’t be foregone. He had the ability to take up any art form. His influence was such that he became one of the greatest artists of the 20 th century and the co-creator of Cubism or the Cubist movement. He is also responsible for the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. In his life, Picasso held various profiles, as a painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright. Although Picasso is best remembered as a Spanish expatriate of art, none can deny his influence in literature as well. Picasso’s quotes on daily life, living, happiness, faith, religion, love, journey, time, travel and so on sum up a refreshing take on life that he had. Explore this section and get acquainted with some of the best known quotes by Pablo Picasso.
Everything you can imagine is real. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness. When I was a child my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. 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 Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. The chief enemy of creativity is good sense. It takes a very long time to become young. I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. The urge to destroy is also a creative urge. Bad artists copy. Good artists steal. Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse... but surely you will see the wildness! There are only two types of women: goddesses and doormats. Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money. The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things. It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. To draw, you must close your eyes and sing We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell. If I don't have red, I use blue. Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal People want to find a meaning in everything and everyone. That's the disease of our age... I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else. He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. Action is the foundational key to all success. When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine. Give me a museum and I'll fill it. What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing. Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima. Go and do the things you can't. That is how you get to do them. Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things. We don't grow older we grow riper. You don't make art, you find it Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. 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, from a spider's web. Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not melt in one's bath. Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint. Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction." ― Pablo Picasso Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art. Anything new, anything worth doing, can't be recognized. There is only one way to see things,
until someone shows us how to look at them
with different eyes Painting is not made to decorate apartments. It's an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.
(about Guernica). You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea. Painting is stronger than me, it makes me do it's bidding. Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. The more technique you have the less you have to worry about it. The more technique there is the less there is. Without great solitude, no serious work is possible. Everybody has the same energy potential. The average person wastes his in a dozen little ways. I bring mine to bear on one thing only: my paintings, and everything else is sacrificed to it...myself included. The people who make art their business are mostly imposters. Painting it's a blind man profession. Painter is painting not what he sees but what he feels. Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter? It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction. In art intentions are not sufficient and, as we say in Spanish, love must be proved by deeds and not by reasons. What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing. I'm not a developer; I am. We have a definite but unknown quantity of experience at our disposal. As soon as the hourglass is turned, the sand will begin to run out and once it starts, it cannot stop until it's all gone. When I was a kid I drew like Michelangelo. It took me years to learn to draw like a kid. Sex and art are the same thing. The older you get, the stronger the wind gets — and it's always in your face. An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought Art is not chaste. Those ill prepared should be allowed no contact with art. Art is dangerous. If it is chaste, it is not art. I am always doing things I can’t do. That is how I get to do them. 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. Art is a lie that reveals the truth. My hand tells me what I’m thinking. It takes a long time to grow young. It would be very interesting to preserve photographically not the stages, but the metamorphoses of a picture. Possibly one might then discover the path followed by the brain in materializing a dream. I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them. My mother said to me, “If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.” Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. My mother said to me, if you are a soldier, you will became a general. If you are a monk will become the Pope. Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. I want to live like a poor man with lots of money.
We have learned nothing in twelve thousand years. (Upon exiting the Lascaux cave, France)
You have to know how to be vulgar. Paint with four-letter words.
We’re constantly moving dust from one place to another, only to have it replaced by more dust — entropy always wins.
What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.