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

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

I do not seek. I find. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

It takes a long time to become young.

It takes a long time to become young.

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

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

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

Action is the foundational key to all success.

Action is the foundational key to all success.

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

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ---->>>

Everything you can imagine is real.

Everything you can imagine is real.

Good artists copy, great artists steal.

Good artists copy, great artists steal.

Youth has no age.

Youth has no age.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar. ---->>>

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

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter? ---->>>

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

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

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

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

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things. ---->>>

I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents. ---->>>

What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero. ---->>>

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

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

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. ---->>>

The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima. ---->>>

Give me a museum and I'll fill it. ---->>>

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

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

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

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 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 washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense.

The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense.

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

Love is the greatest refreshment in life. ---->>>

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth. ---->>>

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. ---->>>

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious. ---->>>

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.

We don't grow older, we grow riper. ---->>>

One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail. ---->>>

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

Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding? ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working. ---->>>

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

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

To draw you must close your eyes and sing. ---->>>

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

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility. ---->>>

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

One must act in painting as in life, directly. ---->>>

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

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

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

If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme. ---->>>

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

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

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

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.

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

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

I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting! ---->>>

When I die, it will be a shipwreck, and as when a huge ship sinks, many people all around will be sucked down with it. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The more technique you have, the less you have to worry about it. The more technique there is, the less there is. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Spanish
Born: October 25, 1881
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
Die: 04-08, 1973
Occupation: Artist
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Pablo Picasso (; Spanish: [ˈpaβlo piˈkaso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright 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 (wikipedia)