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Sol LeWitt Quotes and Sayings

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Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

Related topics: Art

Artists teach critics what to think.
Critics repeat what the artists teach them.
- Sol LeWitt

I believe that the artist's involvement in the capitalist
structure is disadvantageous to the artist and forces
him to produce objects in order to live.
- Sol LeWitt

The other great development has been in photography,
but that too was influenced by Conceptual art.
- Sol LeWitt

 

You shouldn't be a prisoner of your own ideas.
- Sol LeWitt

When artists make art, they shouldn't question whether
it is permissible to do one thing or another.
- Sol LeWitt

Minimalism wasn't a real idea - it ended before it started.
- Sol LeWitt

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I was not interested in irony; I wanted to emphasize
the primacy of the idea in making art.
- Sol LeWitt

During the '70s I was interested in words and meaning as a way of making art.
- Sol LeWitt

The narrative of serial art works more like music than like literature.
- Sol LeWitt

The artist is seen like a producer of commodities,
like a factory that turns our refrigerators.
- Sol LeWitt

A blind man can make art if what is in his mind can
be passed to another mind in some tangible form.
- Sol LeWitt

I didn't want to save art - I respected the older artists
too much to think art needed saving.
But I knew it was finished, even though,
at that time, I didn't know what I would do.
- Sol LeWitt

Artists of many diverse types began using simple forms to their own ends.
- Sol LeWitt

Unless you're involved with thinking about what you're doing,
you end up doing the same thing over and over,
and that becomes tedious and, in the end,
defeating.
- Sol LeWitt

All of the significant art of today stems from Conceptual art.
This includes the art of installation,
political, feminist and socially directed art.
- Sol LeWitt

Conceptual art became the liberating idea that gave
the art of the next 40 years its real impetus.
- Sol LeWitt

The thinking of John Cage derived from Duchamp and Dada.
I was not interested in that.
- Sol LeWitt

Buying books was a way anyone could acquire a work of art for very little.
- Sol LeWitt

Every generation renews itself in its own way;
there's always a reaction against whatever is standard.
- Sol LeWitt

The system is the work of art; the visual work of art
is the proof of the System.
The visual aspect can't be understood without understanding the system.
It isn't what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance.
- Sol LeWitt

Also, since art is a vehicle for the transmission of ideas through form,
the reproduction of the form only reinforces the concept.
It is the idea that is being reproduced.
Anyone who understands the work of art owns it.
We all own the Mona Lisa.
- Sol LeWitt

In my case, I used the elements of these simple forms -
square,
cube, line and color - to produce logical systems.
Most of these systems were finite; that is,
they were complete using all possible variations.
This kept them simple.
- Sol LeWitt

Just as the development of earth art and installation
art stemmed from the idea of taking art out of the galleries,
the basis of my involvement with public art is a continuation of wall drawings.
- Sol LeWitt

I became interested in making books,
starting about 1965,
when I did the Serial Project #1, deciding that I needed
a small book to show how the work could be understood
and how the system worked.
- Sol LeWitt

The form language used by the ancient Egyptians in
their structures is minimal.
- Harry Seidler

The good news is that even minimal activity can significantly extend life.
- Howard Coble

I demand minimal for paid rehearsal and not always six weeks either.
- William Hurt

I know that plans and reality may be two different things,
but I think my demands on life are minimal.
- Moshe Dayan

The discoloration is very minimal.
I have not turned blue.
The extent of skin discoloration is not even remotely
near what the news media are saying.
It is barely noticeable.
- Stan Jones

I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself,
to monitor my development into the person I want to be.
I've tried to keep the corruption minimal.
- Fiona Apple

The Brigham Young University (BYU) campus was just
a few blocks from my home and tuition was minimal.
- Paul D. Boyer

The influence of Paris, for instance,
is now minimal.
Yet a lot is written about Paris fashion.
- Geoffrey Beene

The more minimal art, the more maximum the explaination.
- Hilton Kramer

I'm in this band to give volume to various struggles throughout the world.
To me, the tension in this band is a minimal sacrifice.
- Zack de la Rocha

A plant's ability to grow, increase and sustain itself
became of secondary and almost minimal interest.
- Bill Munson

I think there are a lot of honest people doing honest
business on online auctions.
But the control on these Web sites is pretty minimal.
- Dan Butler

A teacher should have maximal authority,
and minimal power.
- Thomas Szasz

Buddy Holly and the early rock 'n' roll was no lighter than the way I play.
It's very minimal.
- Joni Mitchell

In July of 1983, I left Washington, DC area and have
had minimal contact with Judge Clarence Thomas since.
- Anita Hill

Sure, they were simple desk lamps with only a minimal amount of movement,
but you could immediately tell that Luxo Jr. was a baby,
and that the big one was his mother.
In that short little film, computer animation went
from a novelty to a serious tool for filmmaking.
- John Lasseter

Like Godfather, you look at a movie like that,
or something that James Gray has directed,
a film with minimal or pin lighting as opposed to everything
being lit bright and flat,
where everything is evident.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

The level of potential physical productivity of a society
depends on both the development of the intellect of its members,
and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption.
- Robert Trout

We know that there are unaccounted-for Scud and other
ballistic missiles in Iraq.
And part of the problem is that, since 1998,
there has been no way to even get minimal information
about those programs except through intelligence means.
- Condoleezza Rice

Comparison of statements made at different periods
frequently enable us to give maximal and minimal dates
to the appearance of a cultural element or to assign
the time limits to a movement of population.
- Edward Sapir

After about the first Millennium, Italy was the cradle
of Romanesque architecture,
which spread throughout Europe, much of it extending
the structural daring with minimal visual elaboration.
- Harry Seidler

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

The most powerful form of love is unconditional love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Stress is nothing more than a
socially acceptable form of mental illness.
- Richard Carlson

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every form of addiction is bad,
no matter whether the narcotic
be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
- Carl Jung

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles

God is all there is - God includes everything,
all possibility and all action,
for Spirit is the invisible essence and substance of all form.
- Ernest Holmes

Dreams pass into the reality of action.
From the actions stems the dream again;
and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
- Anais Nin

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit.
I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing,
or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Does who we are begin with breath,
depend on form, or end with death?
- Kirtana

Just because it's true, I say as often as I can
in as many ways as I can form, "I sure love you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

There are people in the world so hungry,
that God cannot appear to them
except in the form of bread.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Movies are an art form that is very available to the masses.
- Richard King

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
- Reinhold Niebuhr


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