Pablo Picasso is one of those artists who gave the arts an entire new definition, just like Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci. His paintings and artworks have a distinctive style that make them stand out of the crowd and give them an unique identity that fans can easily relate with Picasso.
Born in Spain in 1881 today, Picasso is known across the world as a painter, print maker, sculptor, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright. He spent most of his adult life in France.
Picasso is considered as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Besides his career as an artist, he co-founded the Cubist movement, invented constructed sculpture and co-invented the art style of collage.
Some of his most prominent works are "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" (1907) and "Guernica" (1937), a portrayal of the Bombing of Guernica by the Italian and German air forces.
Picasso died in 1973 at the age of 91. On the eve of 134th birthday of the legendary artist, here are some of his most famous and popular quotes:
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."
"Love is the greatest refreshment in life."
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web."
"Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?"
"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success."
"When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait."