Pablo Picasso Quotes & Wallpapers

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

I have had no true friends, only lovers. Pablo Picasso

Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

Matisse makes a drawing, then he makes a copy of it. He copies it five times, ten times, always clarifying the line. He's convinced that the last, the most stripped down, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and in fact, most of the time, it was the first. In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt. Pablo Picasso

We have learned nothing. 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

I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them. Pablo Picasso

...art is something subversive. It's something that should not be free. Art and liberty, like the fire of Prometheus, are things that one must steal, to be used against the established order. Pablo Picasso

So there's only one tactic for the state: kill the seers. Pablo Picasso

Art is lies that tell the truth. Pablo Picasso

To arrive at abstraction, it is always necessary to begin with a concrete reality. Pablo Picasso

A painter paints to unload himself of feelings and visions. Pablo Picasso

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso

If I like it, I say it's mine. If I don't I say it's a fake. Pablo Picasso

I deal with painting as I deal with things, I paint a window just as I look out of a window. If an open window looks wrong in a picture, I draw the curtain and shut it, just as I would in my own room. In painting, as in life, you must act directly. Pablo Picasso

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

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

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand. 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

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. Pablo Picasso

All things considered, there is only Matisse. Pablo Picasso

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

Rhythm is a perception of time... when drawing, the tiredness of the hand is a rhythm. Pablo Picasso

I'm a joker who has understood his epoch and has extracted all he possibly could from the stupidity, greed and vanity of his contemporaries. Pablo Picasso

There is only one way to see things, until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes Pablo Picasso

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. Pablo Picasso

Braque always said that the only thing that counts, in painting, is the intention, and it's true. What counts is what one wants to do, and not what one does. That's what's important. Pablo Picasso

To know what you're going to draw, you have to begin drawing... When I find myself facing a blank page, that's always going through my head. What I capture in spite of myself interests me more than my own ideas. Pablo Picasso

The only thing that's important is the legend created by the picture, and not whether it continues to exist itself. Pablo Picasso

Forcing yourself to use restricted means is the sort of restraint that liberates invention. It obliges you to make a kind of progress that you can't even imagine in advance. Pablo Picasso

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies. Pablo Picasso

That inspiration comes, does not depend on me. The only thing I can do is make sure it catches me working. Pablo Picasso

Cubism is not a reality you can take in your hand. It's more like a perfume, in front of you, behind you, to the sides, the scent is everywhere but you do' quite know where it comes from. Pablo Picasso

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. Pablo Picasso

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. Pablo Picasso

Because I cannot work except in solitude, it is necessary that I live my work and that is impossible except in solitude. Pablo Picasso

Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up. Pablo Picasso

Matisse makes a drawing, then he makes a copy of it. He copies it five times, ten times, always clarifying the line. He's convinced that the last, the most stripped down, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and in fact, most of the time, it was the first. In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt. Pablo Picasso

It's a poor artist who borrows-a good artist steals. Pablo Picasso

Why assume that to look is to see? Pablo Picasso

When I am finished painting, I paint again for relaxation. Pablo Picasso

All human beings are born with the same creative potential. Most people squander theirs away on a million superfluous things. I expend mine on one thing and one thing only: my art. Pablo Picasso

Style is often something which locks the painter into the same vision, the same technique, the same formula during years and years, sometimes during one's whole lifetime. Pablo Picasso

If you are a genius and unsuccessful, everybody treats you as if you were a genius, but when you come to be successful, when you commence to earn money, when you are really successful, then your family and everybody no longer treats you like a genius, they treat you like a man who has become successful. Pablo Picasso

Computers are stupid. Pablo Picasso

A painting is not thought out in advance. While it is being done, it changes as one's thoughts change. And when it's finished, it goes on changing, according to the state of mind of whoever is looking at it Pablo Picasso

Whatever is most abstract may perhaps be the summit of reality. Pablo Picasso

A painting only lives in the eye of the beholder Pablo Picasso

As an artist, all I need is my paints and brushes - and someone to drag me away when the canvas is done Pablo Picasso

All Children are Artists Pablo Picasso

Action is the fundamental key to success. Pablo Picasso

If I could say this I wouldn't have to paint. Pablo Picasso

A painting is not thought out in advance. While it is being done, it changes as one's thoughts change. And when it's finished, it goes on changing, according to the state of mind of whoever is looking at it Pablo Picasso

I should like to live like a poor man, with a great deal of money. Pablo Picasso

Drink to me. Drink to my health. You know I can't drink any more. Pablo Picasso

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

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. Pablo Picasso

Youth has no age. Pablo Picasso

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

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

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? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist. Pablo Picasso

He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. Pablo Picasso

For my part, I can't do anything else but what I am doing. Pablo Picasso

Why should I copy this owl, this sea urchin? Why should I try to imitate nature? I might just as well try to trace a perfect circle. Pablo Picasso

Imitators? All right! Disciples if you like. But disciples be damned. It's not interesting. Pablo Picasso

If you have five elements available use only four. If you have four elements use three. Pablo Picasso

Critics, mathematicians, scientists and busybodies want to classify everything, marking the boundaries and limits... In art, there is room for all possibilities. Pablo Picasso

I want to create a cat like the real cats I see crossing the streets, not like those you see in houses. They have nothing in common. The cat of the streets has bristling fur. It runs like a fiend, and if it looks at you, you think it is going to jump in your face. Pablo Picasso

I don't say everything, but I paint everything. Pablo Picasso

The path to youth takes a lifetime. Pablo Picasso



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