Pablo Picasso Quotes & Wallpapers

Pablo Picasso
Total Quotes: 474

What I achieve the first day can be perfectly valid, but it is not satisfying. If I can go that far spontaneously, then I must shed that result as an old skin and inquire further into the unknown, or at least the not-yet-known-to-myself. Pablo Picasso

I'm always doing things I can't do. That's how I get to do them. Pablo Picasso

I draw like other people bite their nails. Pablo Picasso

All art is subversive. 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

Action is the foundation of all success. Pablo Picasso

When you start with a portrait and try to find pure form by abstracting more and more, you must end up with an egg. Pablo Picasso

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. Pablo Picasso

We might adapt for the artist the joke about there being nothing more dangerous than instruments of war in the hands of generals. In the same way, there is nothing more dangerous than justice in the hands of judges, and a paint brush in the hands of a painter! Just think of the danger to society! But today we haven't the heart to expel the painters and poets because we no longer admit to ourselves that there is any danger in keeping them in our midst. Pablo Picasso

I hate that aesthetic game of the eye and the mind, played by these connoisseurs, these mandarins who "appreciate" beauty. What is beauty, anyway? There's no such thing. I never "appreciate," any more than I "like." I love it or I hate. Pablo Picasso

They are not men, they are not women, they are Americans. Pablo Picasso

I never calculate. That is why those who do, calculate so much less accurately than I. Pablo Picasso

There's nothing worse than a brilliant beginning. Pablo Picasso

A painter is a man who paints what he sells; an artist, on the other hand, is a man who sells what he paints. Pablo Picasso

If you're stuck in a painting, then stop and draw something else. Draw a flower and put your love into that flower. Then your powers will come back again. Pablo Picasso

I don't work from nature, I work like nature. Pablo Picasso

There are more copies than originals among people. 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

People want to find a meaning in everything and everyone. That's the disease of our age... Pablo Picasso

I've reached the moment where the movement of my thought interests me more than the thought itself. Pablo Picasso

Almost every evening, either I went to [Georges] Braque's studio or Braque came to mine. Each of us had to see what the other had done during the day. We criticized each other's work. A canvas wasn't finished unless both of us felt it was. Pablo Picasso

He was an Afghan Hound name Kabul. Since him I have had other Afghan Hounds.... Perhaps I am looking for his ghost. He is the only one that I sometimes think about. Often, if he comes in to my mind when I am working, it alters what I do. The nose on the face I am drawing gets longer and sharper. The hair of the woman I am sketching gets longer and fluffy, resting against her cheeks like his ears rested against his head. Pablo Picasso

For a long time I limited myself to one colour-as a form of discipline. Pablo Picasso

Each time I undertake to paint a picture I have a sensation of leaping into space. I never know whether I shall fall on my feet. It is only later that I begin to estimate more exactly the the effect of my work. Pablo Picasso

Good designers copy; great designers steal. 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

Painting isn't an aesthetic operation; it's a form of magic designed as mediator between this strange hostile world and us. Pablo Picasso

It means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don't care. Pablo Picasso

It is the object which aroused the artist, stimulated his ideas and set of his emotions. These ideas and emotions will be imprisoned in his work for good. Pablo Picasso

Whether he wants it or not, man is the instrument of nature; she imposes on him character and appearance. Pablo Picasso

Art is a leap into the dark. Pablo Picasso

Nature does many things the way I do, but she hides them! Pablo Picasso

Beauty?... To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to. Pablo Picasso

If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse... but surely you will see the wildness! 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

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 truth. 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

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

There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats. 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

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

If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme. 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

Photographers, along with dentists, are the two professions never satisfied with what they do. Every dentist would like to be a doctor and inside every photographer is a painter trying to get out. Pablo Picasso

When the individuality of the artist begins to express itself, what the artist gains in the way of liberty he loses in the way of order. Pablo Picasso

No doubt, it is useful for an artist to know all the forms of art which have preceded or which accompany his. That is a sign of strength if it is a question of looking for a stimulus or recognizing mistakes he must avoid. Pablo Picasso

While I am working I am not conscious of what I am putting on the canvas. 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

When I work I relax; doing nothing or entertaining visitors makes me tired. Pablo Picasso

When I haven't any blue I use red. Pablo Picasso

Painting is a jeu d'esprit. 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 don't quite know where it comes from. Pablo Picasso

If you are trying to find something, it means you haven't got it. And if you find it simply by looking for it, that means it's false. Pablo Picasso

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense. Pablo Picasso

The purpose of Art is to create enthusiasm. Pablo Picasso

When German soldiers used to come to my studio and look at my pictures of Guernica, they'd ask 'Did you do this?'. And I'd say, 'No, you did.' Pablo Picasso

I don't seek, I find. 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

Without great solitude no serious work is possible. Pablo Picasso

The people who make art their business are mostly impostors. Pablo Picasso

When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you will become a general. If you become a monk, then you will end up as Pope.' Instead, I became a painter, and wound up as Picasso. Pablo Picasso

The first half of life is learning to be an adult-the second half is learning to be a child. Pablo Picasso

There's nothing so similar to one poodle dog as another poodle dog, and that goes for women, too. Pablo Picasso

[In developing your potential] ... I don't develop; I am Pablo Picasso

The revolutionary artist does not only focus on the negative aspects of capitalist lives, but also creates visions of a revolutionary future. Pablo Picasso

If you give a meaning to certain things in my paintings it may be very true, but it is not my idea to give this meaning. What ideas and conclusions you have got I obtained too, but instinctively, unconsciously. I make the painting for the painting. I paint the objects for what they are. 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

I do things I don't know how to do in order to learn how to do them. Pablo Picasso

It would be very curious to record by means of photographs, not the stage of the picture, but its metamorphoses. Perhaps one would perceive the path taken by the mind in order to put its dreams into a concrete form. But what is really very curious is to observe that fundamentally the picture does not change, that despite appearances the initial vision remains almost intact. Pablo Picasso

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