Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Contributed by: Zaady
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the ant. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.
I hate that aesthetic game of the eye and the mind, played by these connoisseurs, these mandarins who "appreciate" beauty. What is beauty, anyway? There's no such thing. I never "appreciate," any more than I "like." I love it or I hate.
Source: Life with Picasso by Gilot & Lake
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something.
They are not men, they are not women, they are Americans.
Source: quoted in The Third Rose by John Malcolm Brinnin
-Picasso's Wife: If my husband would ever meet a woman on the street who looked like the women in his paintings, he would fall over in a dead faint.
Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
-Picasso's Wife: In my opinion to search means nothing in painting. To find is the thing.
Source: Artist on Art edited by Goldwater & Treves
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