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Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

While she was working on Maturity, ... M. Rodin is well aware that people have imagined that he did my sculpture; why then do all one can to give credence to these lies. (Quote by - Paul Claudel)

When Socrates was about 30, and his father was long dead, he was still pursuing the art of sculpture, but from necessity, and without much inclination. (Quote by - Moses Mendelssohn)

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. (Quote by - Marc Newson)

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. (Quote by - John Ruskin)

Such is the strength of art, rough things to shape. (Quote by - James Howell)

The value of statuary is owing to its difficulty. You would not value the finest head cut upon a carrot. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Where are the forms the sculptor's soul hath seized? In him alone, Can nature show as fair? (Quote by - Lord Byron)

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 (Quote by - Dan Rice)

In the studio, I don't do a lot of work that requires repetitive activity. I spend a lot of time looking and thinking and then try to find the most efficient way to get what I want, whether it's making a drawing or a sculpture, or casting plaster or whatever. (Quote by - Bruce Nauman)

Sculpture occupies the same space as your body. (Quote by - Anish Kapoor)

Henry Moore was . . . the Number 1 choice whenever a public sculpture was needed. . . . It was thought that a large Henry Moore work out front would add a final distinction. (Quote by - John Russell)

My understanding is it's the highest price ever paid for an Inuit sculpture. (Quote by - Duncan McLean)

When I saw the actual sculpture, I had quite a shock. I never imagined the play of light on the surfaces. There are subtle optical effects that you can feel but can't quite put your finger on. (Quote by - Adrian Ocneanu)

When I moved into making sculpture, I could handle steel the way it had been handled in the technological revolution. I could use it the way bridge builders used it; I could use it the way they used it in industry and building and not the way it had been used in art. (Quote by - Richard Serra)

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting. (Quote by - Pablo Picasso)

The jargon of these sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner. (Quote by - Ezra Pound)

It's sculpture in the form of a garden that aspires to be art. (Quote by - Jim Duggan)

This building is like a book. Its architecture is the binding, its text is in the glass and sculpture. (Quote by - Malcolm Miller)

My sculpture is very personal; for years my subjects were family and close, close friends. (Quote by - Gloria Swanson )

Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture. (Quote by - Ezra Pound)

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. (Quote by - William Fleming)

In addition, there is a dedicated outdoor area for a sculpture garden that will enhance the cultural mission of the building. (Quote by - John Anderson)

When a finished work of 20thcentury sculpture is placed in an 18th-century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us. (Quote by - Robert Smithson)


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