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 (Sforza Castle Museum)
A few weeks back, I shared a few photographs and information about the Sforza Castle Museum in Milan (see here). For this post, I will be featuring a few of the magnificent sculptures we were able to see while going around the museum.
“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
“Literature, although it stands apart by reason of the great destiny and general use of its medium in the affairs of men, is yet an art like other arts. Of these we may distinguish two great classes: those arts, like sculpture, painting, acting, which are representative, or as used to be said very clumsily, imitative; and those, like architecture, music, and the dance, which are self-sufficient, and merely presentative.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty—a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.”
― Bertrand Russell,
“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
This is the Rondanini Pieta, the marble sculpture that Michelangelo is said to have worked on from 1552 to 1564, the last few days of his life. We were lucky to witness its glorious beauty while we were here.
“With Michelangelo anatomical science is transformed into music. With him the human body is architectonic matter for the construction of dreams.”
― Umberto Boccioni