Quotes by Spanish authors


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"We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand"
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"To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved"
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"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"
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"To draw you must close your eyes and sing"
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"To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic"
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"They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better"
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"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality"
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"Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility"
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"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun"
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"Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting"
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"Sculpture is the art of the intelligence"
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"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions"
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"Bad artists copy. Good artists steal"
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"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"
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"Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth"
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"Art is the elimination of the unnecessary"
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"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"
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"Art is a lie that makes us realize truth"
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"Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?"
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"An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought"
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"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up"
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"The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face"
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"One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail"
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"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"
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"If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur"
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"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them"
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"I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!"
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"I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents"
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"I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else"
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