1. 10

    If I have called Cubism a new order, it is without any revolutionary ideas or any reactionary ideas... One cannot escape from one's own epoch, however revolutionary one may be.

  2. 9

    When objects shattered into fragments appeared in my painting about 1909, this for me was a way of getting closest to the object... Fragmentation helped me to establish space and movement in space.

  3. 8

    If we had never met Picasso, would Cubism have been what it is? I think not. The meeting with Picasso was a circumstance in our lives.

  4. 7

    Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.

  5. 6

    The painter thinks in terms of form and color. The goal is not to be concerned with the reconstitution of an anecdotal fact, but with constitution of a pictorial fact.

  6. 5

    To explain away the mystery of a great painting - if such a feat were possible - would do irreparable harm... If there is no mystery, then there is no poetry, the quality I value above all else in art.

  7. 4

    What greatly attracted me - and it was the main line of advance of Cubism - was how to give material expression to this new space of which I had an inkling. So I began to paint chiefly still lifes, because in nature there is a tactile, I would almost say a manual space... that was the earliest Cubist painting - the quest for space.

  8. 3

    There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.

  9. 2

    Thanks to the oval I have discovered the meaning of the horizontal and the vertical.

  10. 1

    Truth exists; only lies are invented.

  11. Last Update: 25 January 2022

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