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When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope. 'Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
God is really only another artist, he made the elephat, giraffe and cat. He has no real style but keeps trying new ideas.
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 the sun.
The artist is a recepticle for the emotions that come from all over the place from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.
I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!
If everybody is looking for it, then nobody is finding it. If we were cultured, we would not be conscious of lacking culture. We would regard it as something natural and would not make so much fuss about it. And if we knew the real value of this word we would be cultured enough not to give it so much importance.
Now there is fame! Of all -- hunger, misery, the incomprehension by the public -- fame is by far the worst. It is the castigation of God by the artist. It is sad. It is true.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape...
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
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