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Pablo Picasso

1881-1973 ,  Spanish painter
Pablo PicassoSpanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer etc. who spent most of his adult life in France. He is known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.
Exceptionally prolific throughout the course of his long life, Picasso achieved universal renown and immense fortune for his revolutionary artistic accomplishments, and became one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art.

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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.

The chief enemy of creativity is “good” sense.

It takes a long time to become young.

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

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

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.

The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?

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.

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.

Everything you can imagine is real.

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

Action is the foundational key to all success.

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

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

He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.

I do not seek. I just find.

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

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

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.

Youth has no age.

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

To draw you must close your eyes and sing.

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

I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.

We don’t grow older, we grow riper.

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

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

When I was a child, my mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.

To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

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

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

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

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

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

One must act in painting as in life, directly.

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

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

If I don't have red, I use blue.

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

What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing.

All art is erotic.

You don't make art, you find it.

Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.

You become young at sixty. Unfortunately this is too late.

My hand tells me what I’m thinking.

You have to know how to be vulgar. Paint with four-letter words.


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