Sculpture Quotes

Sculpture is not the mere cutting of the form of anything in stone; it is the cutting of the effect of it. Very often the true form, in the marble, would not be in the least like itself.

John Ruskin

The ideal is to be obtained by selecting and assembling in one whole the beauties and perfections which are usually seen in different individuals, excluding everything defective or unseemly, so as to form a type or model of the species.

William Fleming

A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty.

William Cullen Bryant

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

Sculpture is more than painting. It is greater To raise the dead to life than to create Phantoms that seem to live.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone.

Michelangelo

The idea of the painter and the sculptor is undoubtedly that perfect and excellent example of the mind, by imitation of which imagined form all things are represented which fall under human sight.

John Dryden

The scupltor does not work for the anatomist, but for the common observer of life and nature.

Bayard Ruskin

It's sculpture in the form of a garden that aspires to be art.

Jim Duggan

Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of great sculpture.

Aldous Huxley

The sculpture is intended to be in an architectural setting where it can serve as a contrast to its surroundings and where viewers can walk around the entire piece.

Elizabeth Childs

The sculptor must paint with his chisel; half his touches are not to realize, but to put power into, the form. They are touches of light and shadow, and raise a ridge, or sink a hollow, not to represent an actual ridge or hollow, but to get a line of light, or a spot of darkness.

John Ruskin

The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone.

Michelangelo

The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone

Michelangelo

The scupltor does not work for the anatomist, but for the common observer of life and nature.

Bayard Ruskin

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