Pablo Picasso (Spanish 1881 – 1973)

Pablo Picasso is a fantastically famous artist, but most people don’t know the true scope of his work. He was extremely prolific creating of 50,000 works of art in many different mediums. I especially love his blue and rose periods. Of course his cubism and surreal images are awesome also, but his didn’t invent those styles. Many people don’t know that he also did sculpture. Also, his real name is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso!

Pablo Picasso Paints with Light
Harlequin Family
Mother and Child
Picasso Progression
Jaqueline with Flowers
Girl on a Pillow

Chicago Sculpture

I could not limit myself to one quote from Piscasso, so here is a page of them. For 2 more pages visit:


  • “Action is the foundational key to all success.”
  • “Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.”
  • “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
  • “An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.”
  • “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?”
  • “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.”
  • “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”
  • “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
  • “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
  • “Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.”
  • “Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.”
  • “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”
  • “Disciples be damned. It’s not interesting. It’s only the masters that matter. Those who create.”
  • “Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.”
  • “Every positive value has its price in negative terms… the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.”
  • “Everything you can imagine is real.”
  • “Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.”
  • “God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephantand the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.”
  • “He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.”
  • “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
  • “I am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them.”
  • “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.”
  • “I do not seek. I find.”
  • “I don’t believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.”
  • “I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.”

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