Georges Braque Quotes

“Truth exists; only lies are invented. ”
- Georges Braque

“Art is made to disturb, science reassures. ”
- Georges Braque

“Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny. ”
- Georges Braque

“Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas. ”
- Georges Braque

“Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry. ”
- Georges Braque

“There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain. ”
- Georges Braque

“To define a thing is to substitute the definition for the thing itself. ”
- Georges Braque

“With age, art and life become one. ”
- Georges Braque

“Emotion should not be rendered by an excited trembling; it can neither be added on nor be imitated. It is the seed, the work is the flower. ”
- Georges Braque

“The painting is finished when the idea has disappeared. ”
- Georges Braque

“The goal is not to be concerned with the reconstitution of an anecdotal fact, but with the constitution of a pictorial fact. ”
- Georges Braque

“In art, progress lies not in an extension, but in a knowledge of limitations. ”
- Georges Braque

“Nature is a mere pretext for a decorative composition, plus sentiment. It suggests emotion, and I translate that emotion into art. ”
- Georges Braque

“Progress in art does not consist in reducing limitations, but in knowing them better. ”
- Georges Braque

“We will never have repose. The present is perpetual. ”
- Georges Braque

“I like the rule that corrects emotion. ”
- Georges Braque

“One has to guard against a formula that is good for everything, that can interpret reality in addition to the other arts, and that rather than creating can only result in a style, or a stylization. ”
- Georges Braque

“It is the unforeseeable that creates the event. ”
- Georges Braque