Sculpture Quotes

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.


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

Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unshown marble of great sculpture. The silent bear no witness against themselves.

Aldous Huxley

Mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only truth, but supreme beauty; a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.

Bertrand Russell

Writing is not like painting where you add. It is not what you put on the canvas that the reader sees. Writing is more like a sculpture where you remove, you eliminate in order to make the work visible. Even those pages you remove somehow remain.

Elie Wiesel

This building is like a book. Its architecture is the binding, its text is in the glass and sculpture.

Malcolm Miller

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.

Bertrand Russell

The real truthfulness of all works of imagination, sculpture, painting, and written fiction, is so purely in the imagination, that the artist never seeks to represent positive truth, but the idealized image of a truth.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.

Damien Hirst

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

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

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