A selection of wisdom words from the painter, who along with Pablo Picasso, invented Cubism.
- One cannot ask more of the artist than he can give, nor of the critic more than he can see.
- Emotion cannot grow nor be imitated; it represents the seed, the work of art represents the bud.
- Those who follow: the pure, the whole, the blind, the eunuchs.
- I do not do as I wish; I do what I can.
- Art is made to disturb, science to reassure.
- Those who walk in front turn their backs on those who follow; that is what followers deserve.
- Truth exists; one only invents the nightmare.
- There are some works which make the artist think, others which make men think. I have often heard of Manet’s talent but never of Cezanne’s.
- In art there can be no effect without a deformation of the truth.
- Progress in art does not consist in extending frontiers, but in knowing them better.
Photo: Georges Braque by Ida Kar, 1960. (Credit)