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Old 01-22-2007, 12:17 AM
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Favorite Sculpture Quote

I recently came across a gem of a site and a quote that has become my new favorite about this art form of ours.
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Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.
Auguste Rodin
I was wondering if other members had any favorite remarks by artists past or present pertaining to sculpture. Post them if you've got them.

The site I found is: http://quote.robertgenn.com/
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:23 AM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

Hi Jason, That's a beaut!

"Everything imagined is reality, the mind cannot conceive of unreal things!"
David Smith.

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Old 01-22-2007, 11:33 AM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

This is a paraphrase of a quote, I think by John Singer Sargent;

" A portrait is a face with a smile that isn't quite right"
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Old 01-22-2007, 03:34 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

Too much mud!... Amadeo Modigliani's reaction to Rodin's influence as quoted by Jacques Lipchitz... The only way to save sculpture was to start carving again, direct carving in stone... Modigliani was working on an ensamble of limestone sculptures at that time...
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:25 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

" Take something and do something to it. Then do something else to it. " Jasper Johns
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:38 AM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

" I have found true art to be at one with true religion " Richard Wagner

" That thing which I understand by real art is the expression by man of his pleasure in labor......especialy is this so when he is at work at anything in which he specially excels. " William Morris

" Oh, when will man again his lax loins gird?
When will he leave soft Circe and her sty
Or learn to labor without looking down?
Thou, thou my country-in a dream I heard
It was thy sons would dare the old sweet sky
And bring back beauty for the earth to crown. "
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:50 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

"You're blocking my light!"
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Old 01-27-2007, 04:03 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

'The artist as an overspecialised aesthetic object maker has been anachronistic for a long time already.' Miwon Kwon
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:12 AM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

Quote:
Originally Posted by sculptor
"You're blocking my light!"
I think that's my new favourite!
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:03 PM
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The one and only!


Should we stop these bickering?

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Old 05-02-2007, 05:46 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

I think it was Cezanne who said, "sculpture is what you back into when viewing a painting".

From my father, "cut it twice and it's still too short".
To this day I can't work with wood. I work in the land of almost, steel. An almost fit is a perfect fit! Just slap in the weld!

Andy Warhol said this or something like this, "if you can't make it quick, don't make it".
So many people put so much time into their work and never get compensated for it. Course quick is extremely relative.

"A job is the artist's worst enemy".

"Make it big and paint it red."
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Old 05-03-2007, 06:32 AM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

Best quote so far for me: "A sculptor is a person obsessed with the form and shape of things." (Henry Moore)
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:48 PM
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"nothing exists until or unless it is observed" William S Burroughs
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:06 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

"But what do you really do for a living?"

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Old 05-04-2007, 11:57 PM
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. . . a diary, journal, repository, laboratory, picture gallery, museum, sanctuary, observatory, key . . . the core of a labyrinth, a clearing house for dreams and visions. It is childhood regained. Joseph Cornell

One eye sees, the other feels. Paul Klee

The first mistake of Art is to assume that it's serious. Lester Bangs

Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it. Anthony Burgess

Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. Al Capp

If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens. Grandma Moses

"Give me a ticket to wherever it is." a passenger to a conductor on a train as overheard by Loren Eiseley

"Shut up," he explained. Ring Lardner
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:24 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

"Things are not as they are, they are as you see them."

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Old 05-08-2007, 01:25 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

"Creativity takes courage", Henri Matissse

Andy Warhol:

"Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art."

"I do the same thing everyday. I go to work and paint. I try to turn out as many pictures as I can."


"Art is either plagiarism or revolution." Paul Gauguin

"An empty canvas is a universe of infinite potential; then it gets mucked up with a bunch of paint." Allen Ring
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:03 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

St Exupery "A perfect thing is not something you can't add to, but something you can't substract from"

"Art is either plagiarism or revolution" - Paul Gauguin

"The artist may not necessarily understand his own art. His perception is neither better nor worse than that of others." Sol Lewitt
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:42 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

These are all of my favorites, minus the repeats you all have already said!

The more the marbles wastes, the more the statue grows.
- Michelangelo

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

The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.
- Michelangelo

"The object of art is to give life shape."
- Jean Anouilh

"In everything that can be called art there is a quality of redemption."
- Raymond Chandler
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:43 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

There are some great ones in "The Agony and the Ecstasy" by Irving Stone.

"Every piece has to be sculpted 360 times, because at each change of degree it becomes a different piece."

"It was his desire to communicate his existence in space."
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:30 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

"What is art? We ought to very simply let it be what the artist says it is." David Smith
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:27 PM
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" Some artists should never be allowed to talk about their own art"

John Mcdonald- art critic Sydney morning herald
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:22 AM
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"An artist who can stir a profound and insightful reaction that adds value and meaning to one's life is an artist whose work is important."
I have no idea who said it but it is certainly one of my goals within my work.
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Old 05-20-2007, 02:03 PM
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"A critic is someone who meddles in something that is not his business." Mallarme
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

Before I ever became a sculptor I had a friend named Phil Blue. I was trying to urge him to give me a lesson or two and asked him to show me some techniques. He refused stating with great enthusiasm. "There are none. Sculpture is about adventure and discovery."

Another cat I met had been a successful sculptor in Paris. His deal with a French accent was "They say you need to be artistic to be a sculptor. Actually you do not. You need to do it for five years and you will learn how to do it."
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