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Old 05-02-2007, 05:53 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 05-02-2007, 06:41 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

Hi Oscar, Your last quote, "make it big and paint it red" must be from Mark DeSuvero.
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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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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

"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 05-07-2007, 01:28 AM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented, as a consolation prize." Robert Hughes, art critic.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:14 AM
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Ain't that the truth!!!!!!!!
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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 05-09-2007, 12:14 AM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

Quote:
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"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented, as a consolation prize." Robert Hughes, art critic.

....And cue in the deluge of self-effacing artists!
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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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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

" 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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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

"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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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

"A critic is someone who meddles in something that is not his business." Mallarme
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:33 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

Thanks Blake. That quote was from a famous unknown artist-me!

And I would say that you are doing a fine job of realizing your goals!

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Old 05-20-2007, 03:42 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

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I am sorry that I was unable to attribute it to you in the first post.

"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."
Mr. Glenn R. Terry
Famous sculptor and writer.

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Old 05-20-2007, 03:43 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

"It is the job of a critic to be one up on the artist without actually
tampering with the canvas. To show that it is really you (the critic)
who should have created the work,if you only had had the time.
And since you hadn't , you are glad that someone else has,
although obviously it might have been done much better"
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:57 AM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

"It is the problem of the child to become an artist and it is the problem of the artist to remain a child."

Cezanne

"I would rather fault doubt then concede to irrelevance."
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

Two gems, the first from Michelangelo's confession of faith:

"Heaven-born, the soul a heavenward course must hold;
Beyond the visible world she soars to seek
(For what delights the sense is false and weak)
Ideal Form, the universal mould.
The wise man, I affirm, can find no rest
In that which perishes; nor will he lend
His heart to aught that doth on time depend."

And this, from Gilbert Murray in 1921:

" The power of seeing things straight and knowing what is beautiful and noble, quite undisturbed by momentary boredoms or changes in taste, is a very rare gift and never perhaps possessed in full by anyone. But there is a profound rule of art, bidding a man in the midst of all his study of various styles or his pursuit of his own peculiar imaginations, from time to time se retremper dans la nature--'steep himself again in nature--'."
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:16 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

"The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity" Giacometti

"Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" Gauguin
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:28 PM
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Re: Favorite Sculpture Quote

-on Alberto Giacometti...
What I see is teeming cohesion, contained dispersal... For him, to sculpt is to take the fat off space. (Jean-Paul Sartre)
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