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Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump. ...
by Auguste Rodin

Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.
- Auguste Rodin

I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
- Auguste Rodin

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
- Auguste Rodin

I invent nothing, I rediscover.
- Auguste Rodin

 

Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history;
it is eternal,
and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.
- Auguste Rodin

True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.
- Auguste Rodin

Nobody does good to men with impunity.
- Auguste Rodin

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The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls,
and it is impossible to say that in some among them,
drawing and color are better or worse than in others.
- Auguste Rodin

Art is contemplation.
It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into
nature and which there divines the spirit of which
nature herself is animated.
- Auguste Rodin

Inside you there's an artist you don't know about.
He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight.
- Auguste Rodin

To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful,
because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth,
read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.
- Auguste Rodin

To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
- Auguste Rodin

The artist must create a spark before he can make a
fire and before art is born,
the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
- Auguste Rodin

There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her,
without reserve, she lends them to us;
she shows us these forms,
which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence
does not understand or suspect.
- Auguste Rodin

The artist is the confidant of nature,
flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful
bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted
nuances of their blossoms.
Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
- Auguste Rodin

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together.
I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
- Martin Puryear

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture.
The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
- Frank Zappa

I tried to use the questions and answers as an armature
on which to build a sculpture of genuine conversation.
- Clifton Fadiman

Moonlight is sculpture.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
- Constantin Brancusi

Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.
- Michelangelo

Well, what I'm doing is really clothing.
I'm not doing sculpture.
- Issey Miyake

Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished,
but the art habit continues.
- Robert Smithson

What sculpture is to a block of marble,
education is to the soul.
- Joseph Addison

When Socrates was about 30, and his father was long dead,
he was still pursuing the art of sculpture,
but from necessity, and without much inclination.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
- Pablo Picasso

So, in other words, how you respond to a sculpture,
how a viewer sees the sculpture, is vital.
- Anthony Caro

But I don't think that sculpture belongs in everyday life like a table does,
or like a chair.
- Anthony Caro

Sculpture occupies the same space as your body.
- Anish Kapoor

Sculpture is made with two instruments and some supports and pretty air.
- Gertrude Stein

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
- Pablo Picasso

My sculpture is very personal; for years my subjects were family and close,
close friends.
- Gloria Swanson

All my life as an artist I have asked myself:
What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer.
art is an action against death.
It is a denial of death.
- Jacques Lipchitz

I really don't have a theme when I start a sculpture.
The rock guides me to the final sculpture.
I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I express myself in sculpture since I am not a poet.
- Aristide Maillol

Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's
wax dummy is to sculpture.
- Ezra Pound

A sculpture is just a painting cut out and stood up somewhere.
- Frank Stella

It is not hard to understand modern art.
If it hangs on a wall it's a painting,
and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.
- Tom Stoppard

I got so I was really just sick of sculpture.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Sculpture occupies real space like we do...
you walk around it and relate to it almost as another
person or another object.
- Chuck Close

You wouldn't ask Rodin to make an ugly sculpture,
or me to make a film with an ugly woman.
- Roger Vadim

When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed
in an 18th century garden,
it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past,
thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.
- Robert Smithson

In the studio, I don't do a lot of work that requires repetitive activity.
I spend a lot of time looking and thinking and then
try to find the most efficient way to get what I want,
whether it's making a drawing or a sculpture,
or casting plaster or whatever.
- Bruce Nauman

Firstly I did it in this huge theatre in Avignon,
then to smaller places, then bigger places.
You have to change the volume of the voice,
give more or less.
The way you have to relate to space makes it like sculpture.
- Isabelle Huppert

Whether you listen to a piece of music,
or a poem, or look at a picture or a jug,
or a piece of sculpture, what matters about it is not
what it has in common with others of its kind,
but what is singularly its own.
- Basil Bunting

I'm quite sure that all true professional artists,
of every description, in all walks of life,
whether their craft is painting, music,
sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern -
mankind.
- Chico Hamilton

Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind.
Music depends on details of the auditory system,
painting and sculpture on the visual system.
Poetry and literature depend on language.
- Steven Pinker

Some time ago, we went to Asia and took a camera along,
and I began to do what I'd done even years ago doing people.
I couldn't get interested in it.
And I did hundreds of photographs of details of the monuments as sculpture.
- Ben Shahn

Well, I never studied design and I went to art school to study art,
you know, sculpture and things like that,
and ended up making things like sculpture and started
making chairs and jewelry together and that's how I started.
- Marc Newson

Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms.
It's the only thing left in our industrial society
where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands,
but brains, imagination, heart maybe.
- Philip Guston

And certainly the history of public sculpture has been
disastrous but that doesn't mean it ought not to continue
and the only way it even has a chance to continue is
if the work gets out into the public.
- Richard Serra

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as
a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
- Theodor Adorno

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
- Marshall McLuhan

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

All art is autobiographical.
The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
- Federico Fellini

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
- Jean Rostand

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
- Elbert Hubbard

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

A guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus


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