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Profile of the famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso
Born Pablo Ruiz Picasso - Malaga, Spain - 25th of October, 1881 / Died - France, April 8, 1973
Popular Pablo Picasso paintings include "Family of Saltimbanques", "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon", "Three Musicians", and "Guernica"
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Pablo Picasso Profile
List of paintings done by the Spanish master, including his Blue and Rose period paintings, Cubist paintings and his Late paintings.
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- "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.
If he only shows in his work that he has searched, and re-searched,
for the way to put over lies, he would never accomplish anything."
- "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."
- "In the old days
pictures went forward toward completion by stages. Every day brought
something new. A picture used to be a sum of additions. In my case
a picture is a sum of destructions. I do a picture.. then I destroy
it. In the end though, nothing is lost: the red I took away from
one place turns up somewhere else."
- "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."
- "Success is dangerous.
One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous
than to copy others. It leads to sterility."
- "Only put off until
tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."
- "I can hardly understand
the importance given to the word research in connection with modern
painting. In my opinion to search means nothing in painting. To
find is the thing. Nobody is interested in following a man who,
with his eyes fixed on the ground, spends his life looking for the
purse that fortune should put in his path. The one who finds something
no matter what it might be, even if his intention were not to search
for it, at least arouses our curiosity, if not our admiration."
- "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."