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: Artists, Art, Lies
One must act in painting as in life, directly.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
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.
Every child is born an artist. The trick is to remain an artist.
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.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
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