Influential artist Georges Braque held strong views on what the future direction of art should be. As a co-creator of the Cubist movement, many would listen to his views.
Besides Braque, those looking to learn more about the rise of the cubist movement should also consider the views of Picasso and Gris.
Truth exists; only lies are invented.
Art is made to disturb, science reassures.
Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny.
Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.
Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.
There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.
To define a thing is to substitute the definition for the thing itself.
With age, art and life become one.
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.
The painting is finished when the idea has disappeared.
The goal is not to be concerned with the reconstitution of an anecdotal fact, but with the constitution of a pictorial fact.
In art, progress lies not in an extension, but in a knowledge of limitations.
Nature is a mere pretext for a decorative composition, plus sentiment. It suggests emotion, and I translate that emotion into art.
Progress in art does not consist in reducing limitations, but in knowing them better.
We will never have repose. The present is perpetual.
I like the rule that corrects emotion.
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.
It is the unforeseeable that creates the event.