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Quotes By Pablo Picasso

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DOB
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25-10-1881
DOD
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8-04-1973
Spanish Cubist painter, Picasso was known to have shared a long-standing close association with Russian-French artist, Marc Zakharovich Chagall, until a rendezvous in 1964. Pablo was meeting Chagall for dinner, at the latter’s residence in France. During the meeting, the Spanish genius asked his friend when the latter was planning to return to Russia. The host replied, "After you. I hear you are greatly loved there but not your work. You try to make it there and I'll wait and see how you do." What Chagall was referring to was the fact that Picasso had gained fame in Russia only because he was a Communist. For obvious reasons, the Russian artist’s reply didn’t go down too well with Picasso and a verbal tiff ensued between the two friends. Pablo said, "I guess with you it's a question of business. You won't go unless there's money in it." Though Chagall was supposedly grinning, he wasn’t quite happy with the remark. Thus, this episode marked the end of the strong bond these two titans had shared for so many years. These men were apparently asked much later as to what they thought of each other’s works. According to Picasso’s lover, Françoise Gilot, the painter believed, “When Henri Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is. I'm not crazy about his roosters and asses and flying violinists, and all the folklore, but his canvases are really painted, not just thrown together. Some of the last things he's done in Vence (where Matisse painted his late frescos in the chapel) convince me that there's never been anybody since Renoir who has the feeling for light that Chagall has.” Wondering what opinion the Russian virtuoso held? “What a genius, that Picasso. It's a pity he doesn't paint.”

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

- Pablo Picasso

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

- Pablo Picasso

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.

- Pablo Picasso

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

- Pablo Picasso

Action is the foundational key to all success.

- Pablo Picasso

Everything you can imagine is real

- Pablo Picasso

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

- Pablo Picasso

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.

- Pablo Picasso

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.

- Pablo Picasso

Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

- Pablo Picasso

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

- Pablo Picasso

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

- Pablo Picasso

You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer.

- Pablo Picasso

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.

- Pablo Picasso

Beauty?... To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to.

- Pablo Picasso

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.

- Pablo Picasso

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.

- Pablo Picasso

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