Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.
Sculptures in Wien
These photographs were taken last year when my family and I took a side trip to Vienna. This year, I am afraid, we did not have a chance to do that yet again. However, the art works I saw are forever embedded in my mind. Here are some fantastic sculptures as we visited quite a few castles in Vienna.
“The greatest artist does not have any concept
Which a single piece of marble does not itself contain
Within its excess, though only
A hand that obeys the intellect can discover it.”
― Michelangelo Buonarroti
“You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject.”
― Henri Matisse
“Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.”
― Nathaniel Hawthorne
“I think Seneca is right: life feels longer the more you engage with it…. I should be loving sculpture! But I have not gone deeply into sculpture. Instead, having been utterly insensitive to sculpture, I fill the time that might have been usefully devoted to sculpture with things like drinking and staring into space.”
― Zadie Smith
“He was sculpting me. He was trying to make me so he could fall in love with me ..”
― Jonathan Safran Foer