Constantin Brancusi - Quotes

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Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave. ---->>>

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.

There hasn't been any art yet. Art is just beginning. ---->>>

They are imbeciles who call my work abstract. That which they call abstract is the most realistic, because what is real is not the exterior but the idea, the essence of things. ---->>>

Theories are patterns without value. What counts is action. ---->>>

Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things. ---->>>

When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit. ---->>>

Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them. ---->>>

What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things... it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface. ---->>>

To see far is one thing, going there is another. ---->>>

Don't look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work. It is pure joy that I offer you. Look at my sculptures until you see them. Those closest to God have seen them. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Romanian
Born: February 19, 1876
Birthplace: Hobița, Romanian United Principalities
Die: 03-16, 1957
Occupation: Sculptor
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Constantin Brâncuși (Romanian: [konstanˈtin brɨŋˈkuʃʲ]; February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. Considered a pioneer of modernism, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century, Brâncuși is called the patriarch of modern sculpture (wikipedia)