The world today doesn't make sense,so why should I paint pictures that do?
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Contributed by: Zaady
I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
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.
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