Pablo Picasso, fully Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso

Pablo
Picasso, fully Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso
1881
1973

Spanish Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker, Ceramicist and Stage Designer who co-founded the Cubist Movement, the invention of Constructed Sculpture and the co-invention of Collage

Author Quotes

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

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.

Everything is a miracle.

Everybody has the same energy potential. The average person wastes his in a dozen little ways. I bring mine to bear on one thing only: my paintings and everything else is sacrificed to it...myself included.

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

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.

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

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

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.

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.

All art is erotic.

Action is the foundational key to all success.

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

Everything you can imagine is real.

Anything new, anything worth doing, can't be recognized. People just don't have that much vision.

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

All art is subversive.

Academic training in beauty is a sham.

Age only matters when one is aging. Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might just as well be twenty.

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

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

I do not evolve, I am. In art there is neither past nor future. Art that is not in the present will never be.

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

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First Name
Pablo
Last Name
Picasso, fully Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso
Birth Date
1881
Death Date
1973
Bio

Spanish Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker, Ceramicist and Stage Designer who co-founded the Cubist Movement, the invention of Constructed Sculpture and the co-invention of Collage