SENNELIER ARTIST OIL PASTEL LUXURY WOOD BOX SET OF 120.
Pablo Picasso himself chose the first 48 original colors, including eight distinct grays. Metallic and iridescent colors were added in the 1980s. Sennelier has again expanded its colors in 2003, and this luxury wood box set contains every single one of them.
Pablo Picasso Quotations:
"To finish a picture? What nonsense!"
"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."
IN LATER LIFE Picasso visited an exhibition of children's drawings. He observed,
"When I was their age, I could draw like Raphael, but it took me a lifetime to learn to draw like them."
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
A POOR ARTIST owned a supposed Picasso. He sent it via a friend for the master to authenticate it. Picasso: "It's false."
From a different source the friend brought another and another Picasso-painting. Each time Picasso disowned them. Yet the third time the man said, "But I saw you paint this one with my own eyes."
"I can paint false Picasso as well as anyone," retorted Picasso. Then he bought the first painting for a sum four times as high as the owner had originally hoped it would fetch.
PICASSO was relaxing on a beach in the south of France when he was accosted by a small boy clutching a blank sheet of paper. The child had evidently been dispatched by his parents to solicit an autographed drawing. After a moment's hesitation, Picasso tore up the paper and drew a few designs on the boy's back instead. He signed his name with a flourish and sent the child back to his parents. Relating the incident at a later date, Picasso remarked thoughtfully,
"I wonder if they'll ever wash him again?"
AFTER his so-called Blue Period (1901-04) and Rose (1905-08), Picasso took part in developing Cubism, and later turned to surrealistic figures. His controversial masterpiece is the large painting Guernica (1937). It is valued just as much as Leonardos painting of the careful donna Mona Lisa.
Guernica shows the dreadful destruction of the Basque capital by German bomb planes.
DURING World War II Picasso suffered some harassment from the Gestapo in Nazi-occupied Paris. An inquisitive German officer, coming into his apartment, noticed a photograph of Guernica lying on a table. "Did you do that?" he asked Picasso.
"No, you did," said Picasso.
"Give me a museum and I'll fill it."
"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."
"The purpose of Art is to create enthusiasm."
"The important thing is to create."
"The chief enemy of creativity is 'good taste.'"