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quote by Pablo Picasso: This idea of art for art's sake is a hoax. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

This idea of art for art's sake is a hoax.

--Pablo Picasso

quote by Pablo Picasso: When I enter the studio, I leave my body at the door the way the Moslems leave their shoes when they enter the mosque, and I only allow my spirit to go in there and paint. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

When I enter the studio, I leave my body at the door the way the Moslems leave their shoes when they enter the mosque, and I only allow my spirit to go in there and paint.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: The only pictorial matter that is of interest to me is the matter and sentiments brought about by the work itself. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

The only pictorial matter that is of interest to me is the matter and sentiments brought about by the work itself.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: There's nothing so similar to one poodle dog as another poodle dog, and that goes for women, too. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

There's nothing so similar to one poodle dog as another poodle dog, and that goes for women, too.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: What is conserved in the ground? Stone, bronze, ivory, bone, sometimes pottery. Never wood objects, no fabric or skins. That completely skews our notions about primitive man. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

What is conserved in the ground? Stone, bronze, ivory, bone, sometimes pottery. Never wood objects, no fabric or skins. That completely skews our notions about primitive man.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: When it comes right down to it, all you have is your self. Your Self is a sun with a thousand rays. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

When it comes right down to it, all you have is your self. Your Self is a sun with a thousand rays.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: The people no longer seek consolation in art. But the refined people, the rich, the idlers seek the new, the extraordinary, the extravagant, the scandalous. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

The people no longer seek consolation in art. But the refined people, the rich, the idlers seek the new, the extraordinary, the extravagant, the scandalous.

--Pablo Picasso

Longer Version:

The people no longer seek consolation in art. But the refined people, the rich, the idlers seek the new, the extraordinary, the extravagant, the scandalous. I have contented these people with all the many bizarre things that come into my head. And the less they understand, the more they admire it. By amusing myself with all these games, all this nonsense, all these picture puzzles, I became famous... I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time.





quote by Pablo Picasso: Variation does not mean evolution. If an artist varies his mode of expression this only means that he has changed his manner of thinking, and in changing, it might be for the better or it might be fo… with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Variation does not mean evolution. If an artist varies his mode of expression this only means that he has changed his manner of thinking, and in changing, it might be for the better or it might be for the worse.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: I like all paintings. I always look at the paintings, good or bad, in barbershops, furniture stores, provincial hotels. I'm like a drinker who needs wine. As long as it is wine, it doesn't matter whi… with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I like all paintings. I always look at the paintings, good or bad, in barbershops, furniture stores, provincial hotels. I'm like a drinker who needs wine. As long as it is wine, it doesn't matter which wine.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: You see these thick curtains shut out the daylight: artificial light suits me a great deal better; it's absolutely steady, and much more exciting. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

You see these thick curtains shut out the daylight: artificial light suits me a great deal better; it's absolutely steady, and much more exciting.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Through education comes understanding. Through understanding comes true appreciation. All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Through education comes understanding. Through understanding comes true appreciation. All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: There is only one way to see things, until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

There is only one way to see things, until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: The different styles I have been using in my art must not be seen as an evolution, or as steps towards an unknown ideal of painting. Everything I have ever made was made for the present and with the … with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

The different styles I have been using in my art must not be seen as an evolution, or as steps towards an unknown ideal of painting. Everything I have ever made was made for the present and with the hope that it would always remain in the present.

--Pablo Picasso

quote by Pablo Picasso: If I don't have red, I use blue. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: I want to know one thing, what is color? with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I want to know one thing, what is color?

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing?

--Pablo Picasso

Longer Version:

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.



quote by Pablo Picasso: I am a communist and my painting is a communist painting. But if I were a shoemaker, Royalist or Communist or anything else, I would not necessarily hammer my shoes in any special way to show my poli… with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I am a communist and my painting is a communist painting. But if I were a shoemaker, Royalist or Communist or anything else, I would not necessarily hammer my shoes in any special way to show my politics.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: It's always necessary to seek for perfection. Obviously, for us, this word no longer has the same meaning. To me, it means: from one canvas to the next, always go further, further. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

It's always necessary to seek for perfection. Obviously, for us, this word no longer has the same meaning. To me, it means: from one canvas to the next, always go further, further.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: If I had known there was such a thing as Islamic Calligraphy, I would never have started to paint. I have strived to reach the highest levels of artistic mastery, but I found that Islamic Calligraphy… with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

If I had known there was such a thing as Islamic Calligraphy, I would never have started to paint. I have strived to reach the highest levels of artistic mastery, but I found that Islamic Calligraphy was there ages before I was.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Age only matters when one is aging. Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might as well be twenty. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: I draw like other people bite their nails. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I draw like other people bite their nails.

--Pablo Picasso

quote by Pablo Picasso: Drawing is a kind of hypnotism: one looks in such a way at the model, that he comes and takes a seat on the paper. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Drawing is a kind of hypnotism: one looks in such a way at the model, that he comes and takes a seat on the paper.

--Pablo Picasso

quote by Pablo Picasso: Good artists copy; great artists steal. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Good artists copy; great artists steal.

--Pablo Picasso

quote by Pablo Picasso: Museums are just a lot of lies, and the people who make art their business are mostly imposters. We have infected the pictures in museums with all our stupidities, all our mistakes, all our poverty o… with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Museums are just a lot of lies, and the people who make art their business are mostly imposters. We have infected the pictures in museums with all our stupidities, all our mistakes, all our poverty of spirit. We have turned them into petty and ridiculous things.

--Pablo Picasso

quote by Pablo Picasso: Cubism is not a reality you can take in your hand. It's more like a perfume, in front of you, behind you, to the sides, the scent is everywhere but you don't quite know where it comes from. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Cubism is not a reality you can take in your hand. It's more like a perfume, in front of you, behind you, to the sides, the scent is everywhere but you don't quite know where it comes from.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: 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 truthf… with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: I don't say everything, but I paint everything. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I don't say everything, but I paint everything.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: The important thing is to create. Nothing else matters; creation is all. with background image: close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
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The important thing is to create. Nothing else matters; creation is all.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: I do not seek. I find. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I do not seek. I find.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: You mustn't expect me to repeat myself. My past doesn't interest me. I would rather copy others than copy myself. In that way I should at least be giving them something new. I love discovering things. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

You mustn't expect me to repeat myself. My past doesn't interest me. I would rather copy others than copy myself. In that way I should at least be giving them something new. I love discovering things.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Each time I undertake to paint a picture I have a sensation of leaping into space. I never know whether I shall fall on my feet. It is only later that I begin to estimate more exactly the the effect … with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Each time I undertake to paint a picture I have a sensation of leaping into space. I never know whether I shall fall on my feet. It is only later that I begin to estimate more exactly the the effect of my work.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: I'd like to live like a poor man -- only with lots of money. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Without great solitude no serious work is possible. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Without great solitude no serious work is possible.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: 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. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Beauty? To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with 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.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: There are more copies than originals among people. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

There are more copies than originals among people.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding? with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding?

--Pablo Picasso
quote by 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 … with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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
quote by Pablo Picasso: One must act in painting as in life, directly. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

One must act in painting as in life, directly.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: The people who make art their business are mostly imposters. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his o… with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Sculpture is the art of the intelligence. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: 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. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. with background image: person holding click pen
Background Photo: Alice Dietrich

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it? with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: We don't grow older, we grow riper. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

We don't grow older, we grow riper.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: The older you get the stronger the wind gets -- and it's always in your face. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: 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 happin… with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with 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.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with quote

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
quote by Pablo Picasso: 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. with background image: photo of author Pablo Picasso with 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.

--Pablo Picasso

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