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182 Artful Quotes by Pablo Picasso

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Wikipedia Summary for Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by German and Italian air forces during the Spanish Civil War.

Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. After 1906, the Fauvist work of the slightly older artist Henri Matisse motivated Picasso to explore more radical styles, beginning a fruitful rivalry between the two artists, who subsequently were often paired by critics as the leaders of modern art.

Picasso's work is often categorized into periods. While the names of many of his later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919), also referred to as the Crystal period. Much of Picasso's work of the late 1910s and early 1920s is in a neoclassical style, and his work in the mid-1920s often has characteristics of Surrealism. His later work often combines elements of his earlier styles.

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.

Quote: Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of two white swan on body of water
Photo Credit: Wolfgang Hasselmann

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


Quote: The important thing is to create. Nothing else matters; creation is all. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
Photo Credit: Fadi Xd

The important thing is to create. Nothing else matters; creation is all.


Quote: I'd like to live like a poor man -- only with lots of money. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of rock formation above water
Photo Credit: Vincent Guth

I'd like to live like a poor man -- only with lots of money.


Quote: Without great solitude no serious work is possible. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of four men sitting beside table
Photo Credit: Ashkan Forouzani

Without great solitude no serious work is possible.


Quote: Beauty? To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of yellow flower
Photo Credit: Wolfgang Hasselmann

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


Quote: Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of black pug puppy
Photo Credit: Charles Deluvio

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


Quote: If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of person wearing TV helmet with remote
Photo Credit: Noah Buscher

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


Quote: Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of couple walking on lake side watching sunset close-up photo
Photo Credit: Jonas Weckschmied

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.


Quote: There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point at Utah
Photo Credit: Zhanjiang Chen

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


Quote: Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of person holding click pen
Photo Credit: Alice Dietrich

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.


Quote: Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Daniele Levis Pelusi

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.


Quote: 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. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of human hand
Photo Credit: Jackson David

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.


Quote: Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativity. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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


Quote: Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror of the painter? by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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


Quote: We all know that art is not truth. Art is the lie that makes us realise the truth. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

We all know that art is not truth. Art is the lie that makes us realise the truth.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: To know what you're going to draw, you have to begin drawing. Picasso. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

To know what you're going to draw, you have to begin drawing. Picasso.


Quote: Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.


Quote: One starts to get young at the age of sixty. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

One starts to get young at the age of sixty.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late.


Quote: Rhythm is a perception of time... when drawing, the tiredness of the hand is a rhythm. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Rhythm is a perception of time... when drawing, the tiredness of the hand is a rhythm.


Quote: Accidents, try to change them -- it's impossible. The accidental reveals man. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Accidents, try to change them -- it's impossible. The accidental reveals man.


Quote: The path to youth takes a lifetime. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

The path to youth takes a lifetime.


Quote: Whatever is most abstract may perhaps be the summit of reality. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Whatever is most abstract may perhaps be the summit of reality.


Quote: Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.


Quote: There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.


Quote: Only when painting isn't painting can there be an affront to modesty. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Only when painting isn't painting can there be an affront to modesty.


Quote: For those who know how to read, I have painted my autobiography. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

For those who know how to read, I have painted my autobiography.


Quote: I consider a work of art as a product of calculations, calculations that are frequently unknown to the author himself. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I consider a work of art as a product of calculations, calculations that are frequently unknown to the author himself.




Quote: As an artist, all I need is my paints and brushes -- and someone to drag me away when the canvas is done. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

As an artist, all I need is my paints and brushes -- and someone to drag me away when the canvas is done.


Quote: What I capture in spite of myself interests me more than my own ideas. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

What I capture in spite of myself interests me more than my own ideas.




Quote: 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. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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.


Quote: Academic training in beauty is a sham. We have been so deceived, but so well deceived that we can scarcely get back even a shadow of the truth. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Academic training in beauty is a sham. We have been so deceived, but so well deceived that we can scarcely get back even a shadow of the truth.


Quote: Painting isn't made for the decoration of apartments; it is a weapon to be used offensively and defensively against the enemy. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Painting isn't made for the decoration of apartments; it is a weapon to be used offensively and defensively against the enemy.


Quote: No, painting is not interior decoration. It is an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

No, painting is not interior decoration. It is an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy.


Quote: Unless your work gives you trouble, it is no good. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Unless your work gives you trouble, it is no good.


Quote: You're either a goddess ... or a doormat. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

You're either a goddess ... or a doormat.


Quote: I have never made radically different experiments. Whenever I wanted to say something, I said it the way I believed I should. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I have never made radically different experiments. Whenever I wanted to say something, I said it the way I believed I should.


Quote: Today, as you know, I am famous and very rich. But when I am alone with myself, I haven't the 'courage' to consider myself an artist, in the great and ancient sense of that word... I am only a public entertainer, who understands his age. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Today, as you know, I am famous and very rich. But when I am alone with myself, I haven't the 'courage' to consider myself an artist, in the great and ancient sense of that word... I am only a public entertainer, who understands his age.


Quote: When we did Cubist paintings, our intention was not to produce Cubist paintings but to express what was within us. No one laid down a course of action for us, and our friends the poets followed our endeavour attentively but they never dictated it to us. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

When we did Cubist paintings, our intention was not to produce Cubist paintings but to express what was within us. No one laid down a course of action for us, and our friends the poets followed our endeavour attentively but they never dictated it to us.


Quote: There's no such thing as a bad Picasso, but some are less good than others. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

There's no such thing as a bad Picasso, but some are less good than others.


Quote: Let them understand above all that the artist works from necessity; that he, too, is a minute element of the world to whom one should ascribe no more importance than so many things in nature which charm us but which we do not explain to ourselves. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Let them understand above all that the artist works from necessity; that he, too, is a minute element of the world to whom one should ascribe no more importance than so many things in nature which charm us but which we do not explain to ourselves.


Quote: What I find horrible nowadays is that people are always trying to find a personality for themselves. Nobody bothers about what you might call a painter's ideal... the kind that's always existed... No. They couldn't care less about that. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

What I find horrible nowadays is that people are always trying to find a personality for themselves. Nobody bothers about what you might call a painter's ideal... the kind that's always existed... No. They couldn't care less about that.


Quote: I go for a walk in the forest of Fontainebleau. I get 'green' indigestion. I must get rid of this sensation into a picture. Green rules it. A painter paints to unload himself of feelings and visions. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I go for a walk in the forest of Fontainebleau. I get 'green' indigestion. I must get rid of this sensation into a picture. Green rules it. A painter paints to unload himself of feelings and visions.


Quote: If you take my sayings and explode them in the air, they remain only sayings. But if you fit them together in their correct places, you will have the whole story. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

If you take my sayings and explode them in the air, they remain only sayings. But if you fit them together in their correct places, you will have the whole story.


Quote: We have a definite but unknown quantity of experience at our disposal. As soon as the hourglass is turned, the sand will begin to run out and once it starts, it cannot stop until it's all gone. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

We have a definite but unknown quantity of experience at our disposal. As soon as the hourglass is turned, the sand will begin to run out and once it starts, it cannot stop until it's all gone.


Quote: What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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


Quote: I am only a public entertainer who understands his time. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I am only a public entertainer who understands his time.


Quote: A picture lives by its legend -- not by anything else. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

A picture lives by its legend -- not by anything else.


Quote: Today we haven't the heart to expel the painters and poets from society because we refuse to admit to ourselves that there is any danger in keeping them in our midst. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Today we haven't the heart to expel the painters and poets from society because we refuse to admit to ourselves that there is any danger in keeping them in our midst.


Quote: It seems strange to me that someone thought of making marble statues. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

It seems strange to me that someone thought of making marble statues.


Quote: An artist must be very careful not to look for models. As soon as one artist takes another as model, he is lost. There is no other point of departure than reality. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

An artist must be very careful not to look for models. As soon as one artist takes another as model, he is lost. There is no other point of departure than reality.




Quote: There ought to be an absolute dictatorship... a dictatorship of painters... a dictatorship of one painter... to suppress all those who have betrayed us. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

There ought to be an absolute dictatorship... a dictatorship of painters... a dictatorship of one painter... to suppress all those who have betrayed us.


Quote: A painter is a man who paints what he sells; an artist, on the other hand, is a man who sells what he paints. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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


Quote: I always forbade everyone to clean my studios, dust them, not only for fear they would disturb my things, but especially because I always counted on the protection of dust. It's my ally. I always let it settle where it likes. It's like a layer of protection. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I always forbade everyone to clean my studios, dust them, not only for fear they would disturb my things, but especially because I always counted on the protection of dust. It's my ally. I always let it settle where it likes. It's like a layer of protection.




Quote: You have to start somewhere. You can always erase reality later on. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

You have to start somewhere. You can always erase reality later on.


Quote: The painter goes through states of fullness and evaluation. That is the whole secret of art. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

The painter goes through states of fullness and evaluation. That is the whole secret of art.


Quote: Paintings are but research and experiment. I never do a painting as a work of art. All of them are researches. I search constantly and there is a logical sequence in all this research. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Paintings are but research and experiment. I never do a painting as a work of art. All of them are researches. I search constantly and there is a logical sequence in all this research.


Quote: It isn't up to the painter to define the symbols. Otherwise it would be better if he wrote them out in so many words! The public who look at the picture must interpret the symbols as they understand them. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

It isn't up to the painter to define the symbols. Otherwise it would be better if he wrote them out in so many words! The public who look at the picture must interpret the symbols as they understand them.


Quote: Different themes inevitably require different methods of expression. This does not imply either evolution or progress; it is a matter of following the idea one wants to express and the way in which one wants to express it. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Different themes inevitably require different methods of expression. This does not imply either evolution or progress; it is a matter of following the idea one wants to express and the way in which one wants to express it.


Quote: It took me a lifetime. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

It took me a lifetime.


Quote: 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. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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.


Quote: Everything we can dream can be real. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Everything we can dream can be real.




Quote: 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. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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.


Quote: Art is a finger up the bourgeoisie ass. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Art is a finger up the bourgeoisie ass.


Quote: To model an object is to possess it. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

To model an object is to possess it.


Quote: It's insane how many Roman coins are being found! It's as if all Romans had holes in their pockets. They sowed coins wherever they went. Even in the fields. Maybe to grow money. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

It's insane how many Roman coins are being found! It's as if all Romans had holes in their pockets. They sowed coins wherever they went. Even in the fields. Maybe to grow money.


Quote: The goal I proposed myself in making cubism? To paint and nothing more... with a method linked only to my thought... Neither the good nor the true; neither the useful nor the useless. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

The goal I proposed myself in making cubism? To paint and nothing more... with a method linked only to my thought... Neither the good nor the true; neither the useful nor the useless.


Quote: When we discovered cubism, we did not have the aim of discovering cubism. We only wanted to express what was in us. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

When we discovered cubism, we did not have the aim of discovering cubism. We only wanted to express what was in us.


Quote: I understand how you could see something in the root of a tree, a crack in the wall, in an eroded stone or pebble. But marble? It comes off in blocks and doesn't evoke any image. It does not inspire. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I understand how you could see something in the root of a tree, a crack in the wall, in an eroded stone or pebble. But marble? It comes off in blocks and doesn't evoke any image. It does not inspire.


Quote: I paint the way someone bites his fingernails; for me, painting is a bad habit because I don't know nor can I do anything else. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I paint the way someone bites his fingernails; for me, painting is a bad habit because I don't know nor can I do anything else.


Quote: Have you noticed that bones are always modeled and not carved, that you always have the impression they come from a mold, that they were first modeled in clay? Any bone you look at, you always find fingerprints on it. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Have you noticed that bones are always modeled and not carved, that you always have the impression they come from a mold, that they were first modeled in clay? Any bone you look at, you always find fingerprints on it.


Quote: The fingerprints of the god who amused himself fashioning them -- I can see them on any bone whatsoever. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

The fingerprints of the god who amused himself fashioning them -- I can see them on any bone whatsoever.




Quote: The right to free expression is something one seizes, not something one is given.... if it does exist, it exists to be used against the established order.... There is absolute opposition between the artist and the state. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

The right to free expression is something one seizes, not something one is given.... if it does exist, it exists to be used against the established order.... There is absolute opposition between the artist and the state.


Quote: Anything new, anything worth doing, can't be recognized. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Anything new, anything worth doing, can't be recognized.


Quote: Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird? by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?


Quote: The connoisseur of painting gives only bad advice to the painter. For that reason I have given up trying to judge myself. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

The connoisseur of painting gives only bad advice to the painter. For that reason I have given up trying to judge myself.




Quote: That inspiration comes, does not depend on me. The only thing I can do is make sure it catches me working. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

That inspiration comes, does not depend on me. The only thing I can do is make sure it catches me working.


Quote: 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. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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.


Quote: We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.


Quote: I want to create a cat like the real cats I see crossing the streets, not like those you see in houses. They have nothing in common. The cat of the streets has bristling fur. It runs like a fiend, and if it looks at you, you think it is going to jump in your face. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I want to create a cat like the real cats I see crossing the streets, not like those you see in houses. They have nothing in common. The cat of the streets has bristling fur. It runs like a fiend, and if it looks at you, you think it is going to jump in your face.


Quote: When I work I relax; doing nothing or entertaining visitors makes me tired. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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


Quote: They'll sell you thousands of greens. Veronese green and emerald green and cadmium green and any sort of green you like; but that particular green, never. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

They'll sell you thousands of greens. Veronese green and emerald green and cadmium green and any sort of green you like; but that particular green, never.


Quote: Sex and art are the same thing. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Sex and art are the same thing.




Quote: When you are young and without success, you have only a few friends. Then, later on, when you are rich and famous, you still have a few... if you are lucky. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

When you are young and without success, you have only a few friends. Then, later on, when you are rich and famous, you still have a few... if you are lucky.


Quote: If you have five elements available use only four. If you have four elements use three. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

If you have five elements available use only four. If you have four elements use three.


Quote: Titian, Rembrandt and Goya were the great painters. I am only a public clown. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Titian, Rembrandt and Goya were the great painters. I am only a public clown.


Quote: It's a poor artist who borrows -- a good artist steals. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

It's a poor artist who borrows -- a good artist steals.


Quote: Painting is not made to decorate apartments. It's an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy. (about Guernica). by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Painting is not made to decorate apartments. It's an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy. (about Guernica).


Quote: 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.' by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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.'


Quote: When I paint a woman in an armchair, the armchair is there to show illness and death-or as a protection. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

When I paint a woman in an armchair, the armchair is there to show illness and death-or as a protection.


Quote: Imitators? All right! Disciples if you like. But disciples be damned. It's not interesting. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Imitators? All right! Disciples if you like. But disciples be damned. It's not interesting.


Quote: Music and art are the guiding lights of the world. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Music and art are the guiding lights of the world.


Quote: Painting isn't an aesthetic operation; it's a form of magic designed as mediator between this strange hostile world and us. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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


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