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Sculpture Quotes

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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

Related topics: Architecture

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
- Pablo Picasso

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

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

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

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
- Constantin Brancusi

Moonlight is sculpture.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm showing some of my sculptures in Holland in the spring,
so we'll see.
- Alan Vega

I am not a performer but occasionally I deliberately
work in a public context.
Some sculptures need the movement of people around them to work.
- Andy Goldsworthy

The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all
further forms of expression,
whether they are paintings, sculptures,
tragedies, or musical compositions.
- Paul Klee

They are more beautiful than anything in the world,
kinetic sculptures, perfect form in motion.
- Kate Millett

Art is an expression of who you are.
Parts that I play are my sculptures.
- Kim Cattrall

Don't look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work.
It is pure joy that I offer you.
Look at my sculptures until you see them.
Those closest to God have seen them.
- Constantin Brancusi

Even though the museums guarding their precious property fence everything off,
in my own studio, I made them so you and I could walk in and around,
and among these sculptures.
- George Segal

Art, after all, is traditionally displayed against vacancies:
paintings on dun walls,
sculptures in empty spaces, music in quiet halls.
- John Hart

All the sculptures of today, like those of the past,
will end one day in pieces...
So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in
its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.
- Alberto Giacometti

In our own time it has been seen...
that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness,
have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius,
instructed solely by the example of these beautiful
paintings and sculptures of Nature.
- Giorgio Vasari

We say to the British government: you have kept those
sculptures for almost two centuries.
You have cared for them as well as you could,
for which we thank you.
But now in the name of fairness and morality,
please give them back.
- Melina Mercouri

Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away.
The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.
- William C. Bryant

A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural,
when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.
- Guillaume Apollinaire

My interest in architecture has always been sculptural.
Most of my photography is of architecture.
- Parker Stevenson

I was writing a chapter of Beautiful Evidence on the
subject of the sculptural pedestal,
which led to my thinking about what's up on the pedestal -
the great leader.
- Edward Tufte

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is where our loved ones are.
Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable,
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
A palace is not a home without loved ones.
A shack or an open field can be paradise
when shared with a loving family.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
I can never be what I ought to be
until you are what you ought to be.
This is the interrelated structure of reality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A woman can take care of the family.
It takes a man to provide structure,
to provide stability.
- Tom DeLay

Belief transcends ritual, structure and societal expectation.
It is an enlivening, intensely personal
core to our being. Our way of being.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture.
It is not the physical statement of the structure so
much as what it contains that moves us.
- Arthur Erickson

A living cell requires energy not only for all its functions,
but also for the maintenance of its structure.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

It is this power structure which the Radical Right
in the United States has been attacking for years in
the belief that they are attacking the Communists.
- Carroll Quigley

Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.
- Abbie Hoffman

Yet the evil still increased, and, like the parasite of barnacles on a ship,
if it did not destroy the structure,
it obstructed its fair,
comfortable progress in the path of life.
- William Banting

If it's a modern-day story dealing with certain ethnic groups,
I think I could open up certain scenes for improvisation,
while staying within the structure of the script.
- Martin Scorsese

It is more likely that more than a century will pass
before we know the structure of the chemical atoms
as thoroughly as we do our solar system.
- Johannes Stark

I was unwilling to - without getting too philosophical about it -
I was unwilling to structure my spirituality in the
way that the church wanted me to structure it.
- Peter Jurasik

I go to make art as who I am as a person.
The fact that I am a woman comes into play maybe in
the kinds of things I'm interested in or in the way I structure a canvas.
- Judy Chicago

It seems to me the structure of the Quartets is too imposed.
- Paul Muldoon

What happened after publication of our paper was that,
for the next 40 years, people said, all right,
we now know the answer to the capital structure question under ideal conditions.
- Merton Miller

It's not just the war itself.
It's what you do after the war and what structure you
put in place and how you make that structure work.
- John Hewson

There is a European Central Bank, of course,
established and it has the structure similar to the Federal Reserve system,
not precisely the same but similar.
- Robert C. Solomon

Ideologies, however appealing, cannot shape the whole
structure of perceptions and conduct unless they are
embedded in daily experiences that confirm them.
- Christopher Lasch


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