Art Quotes and Sayings

You don’t make art, you find it.
Pablo Picasso

When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.
Pablo Picasso

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
Pablo Picasso

We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell.
Pablo Picasso

To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.
Pablo Picasso

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.
Pablo Picasso

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Pablo Picasso

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
Pablo Picasso

The world doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Pablo Picasso

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
Pablo Picasso

The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.
Pablo Picasso

The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.
Pablo Picasso

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Pablo Picasso

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.
Pablo Picasso

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