Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pablo Picasso

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
-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

You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea.
-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

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

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
-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

To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
-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

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

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.
-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

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
-Pablo Picasso

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

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
-Pablo Picasso

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
-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

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