Pablo Picasso - Page 2

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

People don’t realize what they have when they own a picture by me. Each picture is a phial with my blood. That is what has gone into it.
– Pablo Picasso

Enough of Art. It’s Art that kills us. People no longer want to do painting: they make art.
– Pablo Picasso

There’s nothing worse than a brilliant beginning.
– Pablo Picasso

An artist must forget painting when he paints. That’s the only way he will do original work.
– Pablo Picasso

In art, there is neither past nor future. The art that is not in the present will never be.
– Pablo Picasso

All art is subversive.
– Pablo Picasso

People want Art. And they are given it. But the less Art there is in painting the more painting there is.
– Pablo Picasso

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

The path to youth takes a lifetime.
– Pablo Picasso

Art is an instrument in the war against the enemy.
– Pablo Picasso

People who read are people who dream.
– Pablo Picasso

Art is not truth; art is the lie which makes us see the truth.
– Pablo Picasso

If there were only one truth, you couldn’t paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
– Pablo Picasso

Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.
– Pablo Picasso

It’s not what the artist does that counts; it’s what he is.
– Pablo Picasso

Art is a leap into the dark.
– Pablo Picasso

The quality of a painter depends on the amount of past he carries with him.
– Pablo Picasso

A painter paints to unload himself of feelings and visions.
– Pablo Picasso

In art, practice always comes before theory.
– Pablo Picasso