Pablo Picasso Quotes & Wallpapers

Pablo Picasso
Total Quotes: 474

Art is the best possible introduction to the culture of the world. I love it for the buried hopes, the garnered memories, the tender feelings it can summon at a touch. It washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. 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. Pablo Picasso

Those who attempts to explain a picture are on the wrong track most of the time. Pablo Picasso

Art isn't done to decorate apartments, but to wage war against the enemy. Pablo Picasso

As far as I am concerned, a painting speaks for itself. What is the use of giving explanations, when all is said and done? A painter has only one language. Pablo Picasso

When I enter the studio, I leave my body at the door the way the Moslems leave their shoes when they enter the mosque, and I only allow my spirit to go in there and paint. Pablo Picasso

Only when painting isn't painting can there be an affront to modesty. Pablo Picasso

I'm not a developer; I am. Pablo Picasso

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso

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

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

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

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting. 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

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

Enough of Art. It's Art that kills us. People no longer want to do painting: they make art. Pablo Picasso

I have never made radically different experiments. Whenever I wanted to say something, I said it the way I believed I should. Pablo Picasso

Titian, Rembrandt and Goya were the great painters. I am only a public clown. Pablo Picasso

What I have to do is utilize as best I can the ideas which objects suggest to me, connect, fuse, and color in my way the shadows they cast within me, illumine them from the inside. And since of necessity my vision is quite different from that of the next man, my painting will interpret things in an entirely different manner even though it makes use of the same elements. Pablo Picasso

If everyone would paint, political re-education would be unnecessary. Pablo Picasso

I go for a walk in the forest of Fontainebleau. I get 'green' indigestion. I must get rid of this sensation into a picture. Green rules it. A painter paints to unload himself of feelings and visions. Pablo Picasso

Paintings are but research and experiment. I never do a painting as a work of art. All of them are researches. I search constantly and there is a logical sequence in all this research. Pablo Picasso

We now know that Art is not the truth... but rather a way of approaching the truth. Pablo Picasso

If I knew what the meaning of art was, I wouldn't tell you. Pablo Picasso

When it comes right down to it, all you have is your self. Your Self is a sun with a thousand rays... 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

Through education comes understanding. Through understanding comes true appreciation. All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso

Everyone wants to understand art. Why don't we try to understand the song of a bird? Why do we love the night, the flowers, everything around us, without trying to understand them? But in the case of a painting, people think they have to understand. Pablo Picasso

When I am told I am too old to do something, I try to do it right away. Pablo Picasso

They'll sell you thousands of greens. Veronese green and emerald green and cadmium green and any sort of green you like; but that particular green, never. Pablo Picasso

No, painting is not interior decoration. It is an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy. Pablo Picasso

What I capture in spite of myself interests me more than my own ideas. Pablo Picasso

Go and do the things you can't. That is how you get to do them. Pablo Picasso

An artist must forget painting when he paints. That's the only way he will do original work. Pablo Picasso

To know what you're going to draw, you have to begin drawing. Pablo Picasso

Everything exists in limited quantity - especially happiness. Pablo Picasso

It is my misfortune - and probably my delight - to use things as my passions tell me. What a miserable fate for a painter who adores blondes to have to stop himself putting them into a picture because they don't go with the basket of fruit!... I put all the things I like into my pictures. The things - so much the worse for them. They just have to put up with it. Pablo Picasso

Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things. Pablo Picasso

It is a well-known fact that we see the faults in other's works more readily than we do in our own. Pablo Picasso

I paint what I think, not what I see. Pablo Picasso

I like all paintings. I always look at the paintings, good or bad, in barbershops, furniture stores, provincial hotels. I'm like a drinker who needs wine. As long as it is wine, it doesn't matter which wine. Pablo Picasso

In every photographer there was a painter, a true artist, awaiting expression. Pablo Picasso

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

To find is the thing. 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. Pablo Picasso

If it's good, it's mine. If it's bad, it's a fake. Pablo Picasso

Two of the most frustrated trades are dentists and photographers - dentists because they want to be doctors, and photographers because they want to be painters. Pablo Picasso

One cannot be a sorcerer all the time. How could one live? Pablo Picasso

Computers are useless - all they can give you are answers. Pablo Picasso

Love must be proven by facts and not by reasons. Pablo Picasso

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

Manifesting takes place from Spirit. It doesn't take place from form, from the physical world. You've got to know that what you want to manifest will occur. Pablo Picasso

You can't run a without taking risks. Pablo Picasso

Variation does not mean evolution. If an artist varies his mode of expression this only means that he has changed his manner of thinking, and in changing, it might be for the better or it might be for the worse. Pablo Picasso

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

Good artists copy, great artists steal. Pablo Picasso

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. 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

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

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock. 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

You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer. Pablo Picasso

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters. 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

When I die, it will be a shipwreck, and as when a huge ship sinks, many people all around will be sucked down with it. Pablo Picasso

To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art does not live in the present, it must not be considered at all. Pablo Picasso

Motivation is in the world around us. We have an infinite amount of material at our disposal, in the lives of those we meet, in what we see and feel, in what we discuss and from the passion of every woman. Pablo Picasso

It's always necessary to seek for perfection. Obviously, for us, this word no longer has the same meaning. To me, it means: from one canvas to the next, always go further, further... Pablo Picasso

You can't escape your own period. Whether you take sides for or against, you're always in it. Pablo Picasso

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