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Henry Moore Quotes and Sayings|
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous British
Sculptor Henry Moore
born Henry Spencer Moore - England - July 30,
1898 / Died - UK - August 31, 1986
Popular Henry Moore works include contemporary
sculpture like "Four Piece Composition, 1934", "Recumbent Figure,
1938", "Reclining Figure, 1951", and "The Arch, 1969".
+ To be an
artist is to believe in life.
+ There are universal shapes to which everyone
is subconsciously conditioned and to which they can respond if their conscious
control does not shut them off.
+ The work of art with what might be
called prophetic vision is doing more for art than the public authority that plays
for safety and gives the public what the public does not object to.
There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end
+ All art should have a certain mystery and should make demands
on the spectator. Giving a sculpture or a drawing too explicit a title takes away
part of that mystery so that the spectator moves on to the next object, making
no effort to ponder the meaning of what he has just seen. Everyone thinks that
he or she looks but they don't really, you know.
+ I've always loved
drawings.. when you draw you look much more intensely at something.