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Pablo Picasso about painting like a child


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

Pablo Picasso about painting


Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

Pablo Picasso about finishing a work


To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.

Pablo Picasso about himself


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.

Pablo Picasso about art and perspective


Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.

Pablo Picasso about art and reality


Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?