We are celebrating Constantin Brâncuși, the patriarch of modern sculpture, who was born on this day (February 19) in 1876. His heritage and memory are being widely honored, and several Romanian and international street artists have contributed over the past few years to the public homage in Romania.
Remember the sculptor’s sayings and enjoy the gallery, as well as the unique approach and vision of the individual street artists in commemorating BRANCUSI!
“What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things.” Brancusi on form and essence
“Matter must continue its natural life when modified by the hand of the sculptor.” Brancusi on the materials of sculpture
“Simplicity is not an end in art, but we usually arrive at simplicity as we approach the true sense of things.” Brancusi on simplicity
“Architecture is inhabited sculpture.” Brancusi on architecture
“Nothing grows under the shadow of big trees.” Brancusi on working as Auguste Rodin’s studio assistant
“Create like a god; command like a king; work like a slave.” Brancusi on work
Constantin Brancusi (February 19, 1876, Hobita, Romania – March 16, 1957, Paris, France)