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 dont
start measuring her limbs.
Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden
to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact
with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art
is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not
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 spiders web.
If there is something to steal, I steal it!.
Painting is stronger than me, it makes me do
When we discovered Cubism, we did not have the
aim of discovering Cubism. We only wanted to
express what was in us.
People want to find a "meaning" in
everything and everyone. That's the disease
of our age, an age that is anything but practical
but believes itself to be more practical than
any other age.
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 don't say everything, but I paint everything.