30 important Constantin Brancusi quotes you need to know


Constantin Brancusi (b. February 19, 1876, Hobita, Gorj — d. March 16, 1957, Paris) was a Romanian sculptor with an enormous contribution to the renewal of contemporary/modern sculpture.

From humble beginnings in Romania, Brancusi found his well-deserved glory in the field of arts in his workshop in Paris. From there he revolutionized the mentality and modern art of the 20th century.

For his achievements, Constantin Brancusi was posthumously elected a member of the Romanian Academy.

In the honor of the great Romanian artist, we have compiled a list of the 30 most important quotes so you can learn more about him.

Constantin Brancusi quotes:

1. “You must constantly try to climb very high if you want to be able to see very far.” – Constantin Brancusi

2. “People no longer realize the joy of living, because they no longer know how to look at the wonders of Nature.” – Constantin Brancusi

3. “The human body is beautiful only to the extent that it mirrors the soul.” – Constantin Brancusi

4. “Simplicity in art is generally a complexity resolved…” – Constantin Brancusi

5. “The moment we stop being children, we will already be dead.” – Constantin Brancusi

6. “When a society no longer knows or mixes good with evil, it is already on the verge of destruction.” – Constantin Brancusi

7. “Things are not hard to do. It’s hard to put yourself in the mood to do them.” – Constantin Brancusi

8. “Simplicity is in itself a complexity – and you have to feed on the essence so that you can understand its value.” – Constantin Brancusi

9. “There is a purpose in everything. To attain it, you must renounce yourself.” – Constantin Brancusi

10. “The artist must know how to bring to the surface the being inside the matter and be the tool that reveals its very cosmic essence, in a truly visible existence.” – Constantin Brancusi

11. “Sufferings strengthen man, and are more necessary than any pleasure, for the formation of a great character.” – Constantin Brancusi

12. “Glory doesn’t care about us when we run after her. But when we turn her back, she will run after us.” – Constantin Brancusi

13. “To create like a god, to command like a king, to work like a slave!” – Constantin Brancusi

14. “Being skilled is one thing, but being honest is worth the trouble.” – Constantin Brancusi

15. “Simplicity is an essential part of complicated things.” – Constantin Brancusi

16. “We can never reach God, but the courage to journey towards him remains important.” – Constantin Brancusi

17. “Opinions are free, not binding.” – Constantin Brancusi

18. “Life is like a spiral. We don’t know in which direction her target is, but we must go in the direction we think is right.” – Constantin Brancusi

19. “All dilemmas are resolved by unifying the opposites.” – Constantin Brancusi

20. “The sculpture remains an expression of Nature’s action.” – Constantin Brancusi

21. “The world can be saved through art. The artist basically makes toys for big people.” – Constantin Brancusi

22. “We no longer have any access to the spirit of the World, perhaps because we do not even seek it; but the human body is not different from the structure of the universe either.” – Constantin Brancusi

23. “All my life, I have only searched for the essence of flying! Flying – what happiness!” – Constantin Brancusi

24. “Art must bring closer, not distance; to fill, and not to dig chasms in our poor spirits, already quite disturbed by questions.” – Constantin Brancusi

25. “Nothing grows in the shade of the big trees.” – Constantin Brancusi

26. “Art remains a mystery and a faith. And when it is done according to some theory, it is false.” – Constantin Brancusi

27. “The work of art requires enormous patience and, above all, a fierce struggle against any materials.” – Constantin Brancusi

28. “Architecture is inhabited sculpture.” – Constantin Brancusi

29. “There are idiots who define my work as abstract; yet what they call abstract is what is most realistic. What is real is not the appearance, but the idea, the essence of things.” – Constantin Brancusi

30. “Theories are patterns without value. What counts is action.” – Constantin Brancusi

We hope that these quotes from Constantin Brancusi helped you to better understand the great personality of this genius of the 20th century while also giving you some source of inspiration/motivation.

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