Every child is born an artist. The trick is to remain an artist.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
One must act in painting as in life, directly.
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.
We don’t grow older, we grow riper.
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.
Topics: Art, Lies, Artists
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.
If there were only one truth, you couldn’t paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
- Georges Braque French Painter
- Miguel de Unamuno Spanish Essayist
- Edgar Degas French Painter
- Michelangelo Italian Painter
- Grandma Moses American Painter
- Claude Monet French Painter
- Jacinto Benavente Spanish Dramatists
- Bahya ibn Paquda Jewish Philosopher
- Miguel de Cervantes Spanish Novelist
- George Santayana Spanish Philosopher