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Pablo Picasso Quotes | Famous Quotations About Art & Creativity
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Pablo Picasso Quotes | Famous Quotations About Art & Creativity

Pablo Picasso Quotes | Famous Quotations About Art & Creativity

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and theatre designer is probably the most important figure of the 20th century, in terms of art.

Pablo Picasso Famous Quotations:

Pablo Picasso Quotes About Art

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”― Pablo Picasso 

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs. ”― Pablo Picasso

“Bad artists copy. Good artists steal. ”― Pablo Picasso

“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. ”― Pablo Picasso

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward, you can remove all traces of reality. ”― Pablo Picasso

“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.”― Pablo Picasso

“Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.”― Pablo Picasso

“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. ”― Pablo Picasso

“To draw you must close your eyes and sing.”― Pablo Picasso

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”― Pablo Picasso

“Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.”― Pablo Picasso

“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.”― Pablo Picasso

“Drawing is a kind of hypnotism: one looks in such a way at the model, that he comes and takes a seat on the paper.”― 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.”― Pablo Picasso

“Through art, we express our conception of what nature is not.”― Pablo Picasso

“Sculpture is the art of intelligence.”― Pablo Picasso

“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.”― Pablo Picasso

“One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite — that particular peach is but a detail.”― Pablo Picasso

“When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait.”― Pablo Picasso

“This idea of art for art’s sake is a hoax.”― Pablo Picasso

“People want Art. And they are given it. But the less Art there is in painting the more painting there is.”― Pablo Picasso

“One must act in painting as in life, directly.”― Pablo Picasso

“A picture lives by its legend – not by anything else.”― Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Quotes About Creativity

The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense.”― Pablo Picasso Everything you can imagine is real. ”― Pablo Picasso

An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought. ”― Pablo Picasso

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. ”― Pablo Picasso

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”― Pablo Picasso

“I am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them.”― Pablo Picasso

“The more technique you have, the less you have to worry about it. The more technique there is, the less there is.”― Pablo Picasso

“Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.”― Pablo Picasso

“If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.”― Pablo Picasso

“There are artists who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”― Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Quotes About Cubism

“The fact that for a long time Cubism has not been understood and that even today there are people who cannot see anything in it means nothing. I do not read English, an English book is a blank book to me. This does not mean that the English language does not exist. Why should I blame anyone but myself if I cannot understand what I know nothing about?”― Pablo Picasso

“When we discovered Cubism, we did not have the aim of discovering Cubism. We only wanted to express what was in us.”― Pablo Picasso

“The goal I proposed myself in making cubism? To paint and nothing more... with a method linked only to my thought... Neither the good nor the true; neither the useful nor the useless.”― Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Quotes About Life

It takes a long time to become young.”― Pablo Picasso

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”― Pablo Picasso

Action is the foundational key to all success.”― Pablo Picasso

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

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. ”― Pablo Picasso

Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar. ”― Pablo Picasso

The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face.”― Pablo Picasso

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.”― Pablo Picasso

The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? ”― Pablo Picasso

I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents. ”― Pablo Picasso

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. ”― Pablo Picasso I do not seek. I find. ”― Pablo Picasso "

Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.” Youth has no age.”― Pablo Picasso

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.”― Pablo Picasso

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 end up as the Pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”― Pablo Picasso

We don't grow older, we grow riper.”― Pablo Picasso

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.”― Pablo Picasso

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.”― Pablo Picasso

“What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.”― Pablo Picasso

“Now there is fame! Of all — hunger, misery, the incomprehension by the public — fame is by far the worst. It is the castigation of God by the artist. It is sad. It is true.”― Pablo Picasso

“What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.”― Pablo Picasso

“Unless your work gives you trouble, it is no good.”― Pablo Picasso

“Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.”― Pablo Picasso

“To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.”― Pablo Picasso

“I who have been involved with all styles of painting can assure you that the only things that fluctuate are the waves of fashion which carry the snobs and speculators; the number of true connoisseurs remains more or less the same.”― Pablo Picasso

“If everybody is looking for it, then nobody is finding it. If we were cultured, we would not be conscious of lacking culture. We would regard it as something natural and would not make so much fuss about it. And if we knew the real value of this word we would be cultured enough not to give it so much importance.”― Pablo Picasso

“I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!”― Pablo Picasso

“To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.”― Pablo Picasso

“God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.”― Pablo Picasso

“We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.”― Pablo Picasso

“By amusing myself with all these games, all this nonsense, all these picture puzzles, I became famous… I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time.”― Pablo Picasso

“For my part, I can’t do anything else but what I am doing.”― Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Quotes About Love

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.”― Pablo Picasso

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.”― Pablo Picasso

There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats.”― Pablo Picasso

To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.”― Pablo Picasso

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