Pablo Picasso Quotes
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The artist is a receptacle for emotions derived from anywhere: from the sky, from the earth, from a piece of paper, from a passing figure, from a spider's web. This is a spider 's web. This is why one must not make a distinction between things. For them there are no aristocratic quarterings. One must take things where one finds them.
Matisse makes a drawing, then he makes a copy of it. He recopies it five times, ten times, always clarifying the line. He's convinced that the last, the most stripped down, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and in fact, most of the time, it was the first. In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt.
At an exhibition of children's drawings:When I was the age of these children I could draw like Raphael: it took me many years to learn how to draw like these children.