Phrases and famous quotations: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso


Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor, Ceramist, Muralist, Sets, Costume, Universal Artist

« It takes a long, long time to be young. »

« When they say I'm too old to do something, I try to do it quickly. »

« I'm always doing things I can not do, so I have to learn how. »

« I had the opportunity to face for the first time, my idols. I waited in the Museo del Prado. Since then I was fixed in the retinas of a haunting way, the Velázquez painting Las Meninas. I think it took, even in the subconscious, the decision to make my version of Las Meninas. They are now found, as a donation, in Barcelona. »

« The world today does not make sense, so why should I paint pictures that you have? »

« Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. »

« Scroll. Put eyes on the legs. Contradicting. Make a pretty face and a profile. Whenever the two eyes are equal. Did you notice? Nature does many things like me, the hidden! »

« Your work in life is to be your absolute seduction. »

« The art is to eliminate the unnecessary. »

« Every second of life is a new and unique moment in the universe, a moment that will never be repeated. What we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know who you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your fingers, the way you move. Maybe you become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo or Beethoven. You have the ability to do anything. If, you are a marvel. You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children. »

« The object of art is dusting daily life of our souls. »

« The sculpture is the art of intelligence. »

« Every time I've had something to say, as I said I felt I had said. Different motives invariably claim different means of expression. »

« I do not say everything, but I paint everything. »

« Inspiration exists, but it has to find work »

« I saw that it was all done. It was necessary to break to make the revolution itself and start from scratch. I forced myself to go to the new movement. The problem is how to move, how to work around the object and give visual expression to the result [...] This is my struggle to break the two-dimensional aspect. »

« Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. »

« You must have an idea of what you do, but only a vague idea. »

« Anything that does not have a goal to achieve an outcome to conquer a puzzle to solve, a mystery to penetrate, not interested. »

« I wish we could take away the brain and use only our eyes. »

« An artist worthy of the name should be given to the objects you want to represent the maximum possible plasticity. For example, to represent an apple: if you draw a circle, represent the first degree of plasticity model. But it is possible that the artist wants to bring his work to a greater degree of plasticity and finish then the object represented in the shape of a square or a cube, that will not be in absolute denial of the model. »

« We all know that art is not reality. Art is a lie that makes us realize the reality, at least from the reality that we can understand. »

« Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and heart look beyond any canon. When we love a woman we do not start measuring its members. »

« The worst enemy of creativity is "good" judgment. »

« Cubism has remained within the limits and limitations of painting, never claiming to go further. Cubism understands and uses drawing, composition and color with the same spirit and the same way as all other schools. Our subjects may differ, as we have introduced in painting objects and forms known before. We have kept the eye and brain-open to our environment. »

« To draw you must close your eyes and sing. »

« What I wish is that my picture arises only emotion. »

« No painting, no drawing of mine, who does not respond exactly to a worldview. »

« When I paint, my goal is to show what I have found, not what I want. »

« Every picture, every rhythm, every color is a battle. A battle against oneself, against paint. »

« Who cares about the judgment of posterity can not be free. Posterity is a hypothesis. The artist does not work on assumptions. Work on the here and the now. »

« Always strive for perfection. To me it means: from one canvas to another, always go far further. »

« Not enough to know the works of an artist. You also have to know when it was, why, how, under what circumstances. I try to leave to posterity a documentation as complete as possible. By this I date everything I do. »

« My old paintings do not interest me ... I feel much more curious about those who have not done yet. [Picasso, age 80] »

« I paint like others write his autobiography. My fabrics, finished or not, are the pages of my journal. »

« I only paint what I see. Perhaps I've seen or felt differently at other times of my life, but I have never painted anything you have not seen or felt. »

« As an artist, all I need are my paintings and my brushes (and someone to take me away once the canvas is finished) »

« It changes continually. Can only truly creative act continue through the series of all variations. »

« Abstract art does not exist. You always have to start somewhere. After that you can change all traces of reality. »

« No age, mature. »

« Seeking inspiration in reality. Only real thing pushes my imagination and gives me a new life. »

« Success is dangerous. One begins to copy itself. And copied so it is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility. »

« In fact, God is just another artist. He created the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. Not finding your style, just keep trying other things. »

« Although there is only one truth, you could paint hundred paintings on the same subject. »

« I just put the maximum effort of humanity possible in my paintings. Both give if this offends some idolaters of conventional human sphincter. In addition, they have only a little more carefully look in a mirror. What is a face in the background? [...] What lies ahead? Inside?? Behind?? What about the rest? Do not you see each in his way? »

« Fashion is the last skin of civilization. »

« Whenever I find my way over to the emotional and intuitive prefer imaginative activities. My items are imagination, intuition and feelings. Live more fantasy than reality. I tend to visual imagery and / or situations and / or sound effects. Perceive sensations in the environment, beauty, emotions and feel the need to show through artistic expression. I feel discomfort can deal with pre-structured tasks. My social connectedness you make through this type of communication rather than direct contact with people. I am somewhat introverted so I seek social approval through artistic communication and so neutralize my disassociation with others. »

« Age only matters when one gets older. Now that I have reached an advanced age, it could be twenty. »

« Nothing can arise without solitude. I've created a loneliness that no one can imagine. Today it is very difficult to isolate, because we are surrounded by watches Have you ever met a saint to watch? I have not been able to find any, even among the patron saints of the watchmakers. »

« Painting is freedom! When you jump, you can also fall into the wrong side of the rope. But if you do not want to risk falling on his face, What can be done? In that case it is best not to jump. »

« There is a moment where I can say I worked hard and tomorrow is Sunday. As soon as you finish, start again. You can put aside the cloth saying that he do not play more. But you can never put the word end. »

« The artist is as a receptacle for emotions and feelings that come from all over the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a figure bystander or a web. Therefore we can not make any difference classes. We have to choose what is good for our jobs, but the work itself, we can not choose because it is given to us. I am horrified myself copying me. However, if you show me a folder with my old drawings, do not hesitate to take from them all that I can use. »

« Taste is the enemy of creativity. »

« In art there is not only the object to be represented by the conventional laws of perspective. There are the dimensions of the work, there is the light in which is situated the very conception plastic, no position that is given, and many other things. I like especially the light. »

« In my work, a picture is a sum of destructions. »

« I fell in love with my wife and I never fell in love again. Fidelity offer you the unconscious: you have a family, children. How can you love playing around?. »

« Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. »

« I am proud to say: I've never considered painting as an art merely ornamental distraction I wanted, through drawing and color, as they were my weapons always penetrate further into the knowledge of the world and men , so that this knowledge frees us every day. »

« Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked myself why not. »

« What we want to paint, what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it? »

« The picture is not thought out and fixed in advance: while doing follows the mobility of thought. Once completed, further changes according to the state of the beholder. A picture lives his life as a living, experience the daily life changes imposed on us. This is logical because a picture lives only through the viewer. »

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

« Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter? »

« I never do a painting as a work of art. It is always a search. I am constantly looking, and all this research there is a logical sequence. By this the number [the works]. The number and I date. Maybe one day someone will thank me. »

« Freedom must first accept, then plan it and eventually enjoy it. »

« As a child, my mother told me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, end up as Pope. "Instead I became a painter and I became Picasso. »

« When you go to get something right, you just have yourself. The sun is a thousand rays in your belly. Everything else is nothing. »

« Bad artists copy. Good steal. »

« You never know what you will do. You start a painting and becomes something else entirely. It's funny how little consideration the will of the artist. »

« Paint objects as I think, not as I see them. »

« It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but it took me a lifetime to paint like a child. »

« For me, each painting is a study. I say to myself I'll finish it someday, something will be done. But from the moment I start to finish, it becomes another box, and I think I'll redo. And the end is always something different. If you retouch, make it a new frame. »

« Why two colors next to each other, producing music? Can anyone explain that? No. In the same way that one can never really learn to paint. »

« I do not seek. Meeting. »

« Before [...] a picture was a sum of additions. In my case, a picture is a sum of destructions. I make a picture, and then I destroy it. But in the end, you have not missed anything red, I have removed part is somewhere else. »

« Everyone wants to understand painting. Why not try to understand the song of the birds? Why one likes a night, a flower, everything that surrounds man, without trying to understand? The painting, however, we want to understand. »

« Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we have grown. »

« I see by the other. I mean, I put on the web the sudden visions that drive me. I do not know in advance which put on the web, and even less I can decide what colors to use. As I work, I'm not aware of what I'm painting on the canvas. Every time I start a painting, I have the feeling to throw into space. And you never know if you'll land standing. Only later did I begin to evaluate the effect of what I've done. »

« Computers are useless. They can only give answers. »

« Often, reading a book, one feels that the author would rather paint to write, one can sense the pleasure he felt describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he writes, because deep in his heart he preferred to use brushes and colors. »

« Anything you can imagine is real. »

« The Surrealists were right in this. The reality is more than the thing itself. I always look for the surreality. The reality is how things look ... A painter who copies a tree refuses to see reality. I see things differently. A palm tree can become a horse. »

« The hidden harmony is better than the obvious. »

« Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in the bath like a lump of sugar. »

« When you are young, you are young for life. »

« I have none of my paintings because an original Picasso worth several thousand dollars, is a luxury I can not afford. »

« When you start looking for a portrait and a pure, clean volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Similarly, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, you end up with the picture. »

« When I have red, wear black. »

« Art is not chaste, should forbid the ignorant innocents, never to put him in contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. If it is chaste, it is not art. »

« The praise is saved, it is because he deserves it. »

« In matters of painting an expert can only give bad advice because they are the only ones entitled to be wrong. »

« Action is the foundational key to all success. »

« The quality of a painter depends on the amount of past carry. »

« Painting is stronger than me, always get to do what she wants. »

« The essential thing is to do what one would like to do. »

« Remember, the only person who accompanies you life is yourself.Stay alive, whatever you do! »

« When tears come: endure, suffer and ... Go ahead. »

« Laugh long, long and high. Laugh until desternillarte.Even you! »

« Open your senses to not miss anything beautiful and beautiful around you. »

« Your home is your refuge, but end up trapped in it. »

« Do not succumb to nostalgia. Get outside. Go to a neighboring town, to a foreign country ... but not travel to the past that hurts! »

« The path of youth takes a lifetime. »

« Your best asset is your health. Take it. If not malogres good, if not, do not spoil it more. »

« Painting is a mental thing. »

« This would have caused my paintings and its effect although I encerrase under seals or burn it. »

« The paint is not made ​​to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of offensive and defensive war against the enemy. »

« Love is the greatest refreshment in life. »

« What is art? If I knew, would take good care not to reveal it. »

« A painter is a man who paints what he sells. A [artist], in contrast, is a man who sells what he paints. »

« I do the impossible, because you can do it either. »

« Can who thinks he can, and can not you believe you can not. This is an inexorable law. »

« Cézanne was my one and only master. Do not think that limited me to look at their pictures. I spent years studying them. Cézanne was like a father to us all. »

« The public does not always understand modern art, this is a fact, but it's because you have not been taught anything about painting. It teaches you to read and write, draw or sing, but never thought of looking at a painting teach. That can be a poetry of color, a life form or rhythm-these rhymes plastic-all this, it totally ignores. »

« The one in Paris knows how to dress is Modigliani. »

« When Matisse died, he left me an inheritance his concubines, and Eastern is my idea, although I would not have ever visited. »

« After Altamira, everything seems decadent. »

« There are two types of women: goddesses and porters. »

« Fear does not go by donkey. »

« My war is not going to war. »

« If someone put an to copy Las Meninas, totally in good faith to reach a certain point and if that was copied I would say: And if I put this a little more to the right or left? I try to do it my way, forgetting Velázquez. Proof of insurance lead me to modify the light or changing it, because instead of having changed some character. So, little by little, that'd be painting Meninas would detestable for professional copyist, but would my Meninas. »

« The photograph came time to release the painting of all literature, anecdote, and even the issue. All interest is art in the beginning. After the beginning, and the end comes. »

« I did not evolve, I am. In art, there is no past, no future. The art is not in this shall never. », Pablo Picasso

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