Art does not reproduce the visible rather, it makes visible.
When looking at any significant work of art, remember that a more significant one probably has had to be sacrificed.
The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.
He has found his style, when he cannot do otherwise.
We don't grow older, we grow riper.
My characters have undergone the same process of simplification as the colors. Now that they have been simplified, they appear more human and alive than if they had been represented in all their details.
I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means. It is this which has led me to give my painting a character of even greater bareness.
For me an object is something living. This cigarette or this box of matches contains a secret life much more intense than that of certain human beings.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
What is a face, really Its own photo Its make-up Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter That which is in front Inside Behind And the rest Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way Deformations simply do not exist.
To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.
If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur.
I don't do drugs. I am drugs.
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephantand the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
Take me, I am the drug take me, I am hallucinogenic.
The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.
Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
When I die, it will be a shipwreck, and as when a huge ship sinks, many people all around will be sucked down with it.
Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better.
We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.
The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing Can one really explain this no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.