Best Quotes by Georges Braque (Top 10)

  1. Truth exists; only lies are invented.
  2. Thanks to the oval I have discovered the meaning of the horizontal and the vertical.
  3. There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.
  4. Art is a wound turned into light.
  5. The whole Renaissance tradition is antipethic to me. The hard-and-fast rules of perspective which it succeeded in imposing on art were a ghastly mistake which it has taken four centuries to redress; Cezanne and after him Picasso and myself can take a lot of credit for this... ...Scientific perspective forces the objects in a picture to disappear away form the beholder instead of bringing them within his reach as painting should.
  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.
  7. Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.
  8. I couldn't portray a women in all her natural loveliness.. I haven't the skill. No one has. I must, therefore, create a new sort of beauty, the beauty that appears to me in terms of volume of line, of mass, of weight, and through that beauty interpret my subjective impression. Nature is mere a pretext for decorative composition, plus sentiment. It suggests emotion, and I translate that emotion into art. I want to express the absolute, not merely the factitious woman.
  9. Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny.
  10. Art is made to disturb, science reassures.