Friday, 29 April 2011

The impossible task of writing about art

The Burghers of Calais by August Rodin - Taken by Adrian Pingstone in November 2004 and released to the public domain. Source: Wikimedia

"If I have expressed certain feelings in my works, it is utterly useless for me to try to put them into words, for I am not a poet, but a sculptor, and they ought to be easily read in my statues; if not, I might as well not have experienced the feelings."

Auguste Rodin (in “Art” translated from the French into English by Paul Gsell – Boston Small, Maynard & Company Publisher –November 1919)

More quotations from Rodin

1 comment:

Kessie said...

There's a quote somewhere that goes, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." Same principle here. :-)