25 Picasso Inspiring Quotes About Life And Creativity

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Pablo Picasso, born in Málaga, Spain in 1981, is considered the father of cubism and one of the most famous painters of the XX century. Not only was he a painter, Picasso was also an engraver, ceramist, scenographer, poet, and dramaturg.

Pablo Picasso was a child prodigy who was given this title by his father and art teacher, who wisely guided his path. Picasso demonstrated passion and ability for drawing at an early age. Since the age of seven, he received a formal artistic education in figure drawing and oil painting, given by his father. On one occasion, his father found an unfinished sketch of a dove, and as he observed it, he felt that Picasso at only 13 years old, had surpassed his abilities, therefore he stopped painting. 

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Picasso had affairs with many women, he was married twice and had 4 children, Paulo, Maya, Claude, and Paloma, all from three different women. He died on April 8, 1973, and was buried in Château of Vauvenargues near Aix-en-Provence, a property he bought in 1958.

After Picasso’s death, Jacqueline Roque was left devastated and lonely, which led her to commit suicide through a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1986 when she was 59. 

With a life full of passion and talent, Picasso accomplished various profound analogies that are now immortalized through inspirational phrases about life, creativity, and art.

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Here is a list of his most outstanding quotes.

“I make the impossible, because possible can be done for anyone”

“Painting is stronger than me, because it always make me do what it wants”

“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 art” 

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary”

“I do not seek Picasso, I find”

“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” 

“My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became 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.”

“Everything you can imagine is real”

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“To blossom forth, a work of art must ignore or rather forget all the rules”

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working”

“It takes a long time to become young”

“It took me years to paint like an Renaissance artist, but a lifetime to paint like a child”

“Bad artists copy. Good artists steal”

“I do not evolve, I AM. To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art cannot live always in the present it must not be considered at all” 

 “It is my misfortune – and probably my delight – to use things as my passions tell me”

“Everything can be imagined is real”

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“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth”

“I don’t paint what i see, i paint what i think”

 “The chief enemy of creativity is good sense”

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers”

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“Action is the foundational key to all success”

“Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar ”

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”

“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary”.