Auguste Rodin ~ The Importance Of Being A Man
The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live. Be a man before being an artist!”
― Auguste Rodin
Eternal Spring, 1900
Alberto Giacometti ~ Looking At Art
"When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it."
Giacometti ~ Life Magazine
George Frederick Watts ~ I Paint Ideas
"I paint ideas, not things. My intention is less to paint works that are pleasing to the eye than to suggest great thoughts which will speak to the imagination and the heart and will arouse all that is noblest and best in man."
George Frederick Watts (1817-1904)
George Frederick Watts
The Wife of Pygmalion
Auguste Rodin ~ Nature Versus Art
What is commonly called ugliness in nature can in art become full of beauty.
Camille Claudel ~ Living In A Nightmare
I have fallen into an abyss. I live in a world so curious, so strange. Of the dream that was my life, this is my nightmare.”
Arthur Schopenhauer ~ Pain Caused By Death
“The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer
Jacques-Augustin Pajou (Jacques Augustin Pajou) (1730-1809)
Bacchante tenant un tambour de basque, avec deux enfants [detail #2]
Auguste Rodin ~ The Eternal Idol
“Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.” Auguste Rodin
The Eternal Idol (1889) Musée Rodin.
Photo: Pierre Vallet.
Brancusi ~ The Essence Of Things
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.
Niki De Saint Phalle ~ On Life
"Life ... is never the way one imagines it. It surprises you, it amazes you, and it makes you laugh or cry when you don't expect it."
Niki de Saint Phalle
Camille Claudel ~ Letter To Rodin
"I sleep completely naked to make me believe you are here, but when I wake up it is not the same thing. Most of all, don't deceive me with other women any more"
Camille Claudel , French sculptor 1864 - 1943
She was the lover and muse of Auguste Rodin.