Sculpture Quotes

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

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

Frank Stella

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.

Constantin Brancusi

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

Ezra Pound

Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.

Michelangelo

Moonlight is sculpture.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

Frank Zappa

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

Robert Smithson

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

Gertrude Stein

Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.

Auguste Rodin

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

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 occupies the same space as your body.

Anish Kapoor

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

Joseph Addison

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

There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through.

Dan Rice

Not from a vain or shallow thought His awful Jove young Phidias brought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The stone unhewn and cold Becomes a living mould, The more the marble wastes The more the statue grows.

Michelangelo Buonarotti

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

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

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

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

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

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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