Sol Lewitt Quotes

Sol Lewitt Quotes: Once it is out of his hand the artist has no control over the way a viewer will perceive the work. Different people will understand the same thing in a different way.
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Sol Lewitt Quote: New materials are one of the great afflictions of contemporary art. Some artists confuse new materials with new ideas.
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Quotes about Sol Lewitt: I believe that the artist's involvement in the capitalist structure is disadvantageous to the artist and forces him to produce objects in order to live.
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Quote about Sol Lewitt: Artists of many diverse types began using simple forms to their own ends.
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Sol Lewitt Sayings: A work of art may be understood as a conductor from the artist's mind to the viewer's. But it may never reach the viewer, or it may never leave the artist's mind.
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Sol Lewitt Saying: The artist is seen like a producer of commodities, like a factory that turns out refrigerators.
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Sayings about Sol Lewitt: I didn't want to save art - I respected the older artists too much to think art needed saving. But I knew it was finished, even though, at that time, I didn't know what I would do.
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Saying about Sol Lewitt: All intervening steps, scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed work models, studies thoughts, conversations, are of interest. Those that show the thought process of the artist are sometimes more interesting than the final product
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Sol Lewitt Quotes: What the work of art looks like isn't too important. It has to look like something if it has a physical form. No matter what form it may finally have it must begin with an idea. It is the process of conception and realization with which the artist is concerned.
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Sol Lewitt Quote: When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.
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Quotes about Sol Lewitt: In my case, I used the elements of these simple forms - square, cube, line and color - to produce logical systems. Most of these systems were finite; that is, they were complete using all possible variations. This kept them simple.
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Quote about Sol Lewitt: The artist's aim is not to instruct the viewer, but to give information, whether the viewer understands the information is incidental to the artist.
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Sol Lewitt Sayings: Conceptual art became the liberating idea that gave the art of the next 40 years its real impetus.
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Sol Lewitt Saying: Most ideas that are successful are ludicrously simple. Successful ideas generally have the appearance of simplicity because they seem inevitable. In terms of idea the artist is free to even surprise himself. Ideas are discovered by intuition.
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Sayings about Sol Lewitt: An architect doesn't go off with a shovel and dig his foundation and lay every brick. He's still an artist.
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Saying about Sol Lewitt: Minimalism wasn't a real idea - it ended before it started.
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Sol Lewitt Quotes: [The artist's aim is] not to instruct the viewer, but to give him information... . The artist would follow his predetermined premise to its conclusion, avoiding subjectivity. Chance, taste, or unconsciously remembered forms would play no part in the outcome. The serial artist does not attempt to produce a beautiful or mysterious object but functions merely as a clerk cataloguing the results of his premise.
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Sol Lewitt Quote: Most ideas that are successful are ludicrously simple
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