Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Essence

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.
Constantin Brancusi

8 comments:

Laura said...

ooh. I really like this one.

thinker said...

Glad you like it, Laura.
I agree that art should not be based on mere attempts to replicate reality by copying the surface of things.I guess artist must get beyond imitation in his special way.
Welcome to the blog!

Luisa Santos said...

this makes me think of the definition of conceptualism. beautiful quote as always. also makes me think about a friend's words: 'you can change a lot but your essence will remain'. he was 14 when he told me those words. we were both 14. i think he was right.

thinker said...

Yes, the essence is what we should always go after. And the surface will come along :)

I LOVE BLACK AND WHITE said...

wow! Lovely, lovely quote! Laudable Constantin Brancusi!

thinker said...

Glad you like it!
Quotes by sculptors are always the smartest and the most charming ones :)

Luisa Santos said...

ah!!! I am not sure if you are being objective thinker :p
I say the ones by photographers are the ones w more vision!!! ;) (I am just kidding...)

thinker said...

:D