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.

It takes a very long time to become young.

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.

Taste is the enemy of creativeness.

We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize-at least, the truth that is given us to understand...Nature and art, being two different things, cannot be the same thing. Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.

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.

Author Picture
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