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#82089 Louise Bourgeois

Tell your own story, and you will be interesting. .

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#82090 Louise Bourgeois

I have kept a diary as long as I can remember, and drawings are really another kind of diary. .

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#82091 Louise Bourgeois

My childhood has never lost its mystery, and it has never lost its drama. .

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#82092 Louise Bourgeois

I was a 'runaway girl' from France who married an American and moved to New York City. I'm not sure I would have continued as an artist had I remained in Paris because of the family setup. .

Louise Bourgeois Quotes about art
#82093 Louise Bourgeois

Space is something that you have to define. Otherwise, it is like anxiety, which is too vague. A fear is something specific. I like claustrophobic spaces, because at least then you know your limits. .

Louise Bourgeois Quotes about fear
#82094 Louise Bourgeois

To express your emotions, you have to be very loose and receptive. The unconscious will come to you if you have that gift that artists have. I only know if I'm inspired by the results. .

Louise Bourgeois Quotes about art
#82095 Louise Bourgeois

I don't watch TV. I don't use a computer, a fax or a cellphone. .

Louise Bourgeois
#82096 Louise Bourgeois

I was raised a Catholic. But I am not religious. In my work, I am interested in real flesh and blood. .

Louise Bourgeois Quotes about work
#82097 Louise Bourgeois

Look at it this way - a totem pole is just a decorated tree. My work is a confessional. .

Louise Bourgeois Quotes about work
#82098 Louise Bourgeois

My art is a form of restoration in terms of my feelings to myself and to others. .

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#82099 Louise Bourgeois

When my mother died, I fell apart. My father wanted to control me. As a consequence, I ran away to America. .

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#82100 Louise Bourgeois

Even though what I do does enter the market, it doesn't interest me. I am exclusively concerned with the formal qualities of my work. It is about the need and the right to self-expression. .

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#82101 Louise Bourgeois

I have drawn my whole life. My parents were in the tapestry restoration business, and as a young girl, I would draw in the missing parts of the tapestry that needed to be rewoven. .

Louise Bourgeois Quotes about life
#82102 Louise Bourgeois

I know that when I finish a drawing, my anxiety level decreases. The realistic drawings are a way of pinning down an idea. I don't want to loose it. With the abstract drawings, when I'm feeling loose, I can slip into the unconscious. .

Louise Bourgeois Quotes about anxiety
#83673 Constantin Brancusi

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

Constantin Brancusi Quotes about art
#83674 Constantin Brancusi

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

Constantin Brancusi Quotes about god
#83675 Constantin Brancusi

Architecture is inhabited sculpture. .

Constantin Brancusi
#83676 Constantin Brancusi

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. .

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#83677 Constantin Brancusi

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. .

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#83678 Constantin Brancusi

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

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#83679 Constantin Brancusi

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

Constantin Brancusi Quotes about mind
#83680 Constantin Brancusi

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

Constantin Brancusi
#83681 Constantin Brancusi

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. .

Constantin Brancusi Quotes about joy
#83682 Constantin Brancusi

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

Constantin Brancusi Quotes about action
#83683 Constantin Brancusi

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. .

Constantin Brancusi Quotes about reality
#93636 Alexander Calder

To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect. .

Alexander Calder Quotes about art
#93637 Alexander Calder

Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions. .

Alexander Calder
#93638 Alexander Calder

Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect, but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion. .

Alexander Calder Quotes about art
#93639 Alexander Calder

I paint with shapes. .

Alexander Calder Quotes about pain
#93640 Alexander Calder

The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the universe, or part thereof. For that is a rather large model to work from. .

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