Carvings, sculptures and statues

What is the difference between sculpture and painting ?

“Sculpture is made by taking away, while painting is made by adding” Michelangelo

Wall carving

โ€œYou are God’s chisel; it is you He uses to create masterpieces.โ€ Matshona Dhliwayo


A parable: “A man was examining the construction of a cathedral. He asked a stone mason what he was doing chipping the stones, and the mason replied, “I am making stones.” He asked a stone carver what he was doing. “I am carving a gargoyle.” And so it went, each person said in detail what they were doing. Finally he came to an old woman who was sweeping the ground. She said. “I am helping build a cathedral.” …Most of the time each person is immersed in the details of one special part of the whole and does not think of how what they are doing relates to the larger picture” Richard Hamming


“We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them”ย ย Anais Nin

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Carvings,Sculptures & Statues

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  8 comments for “Carvings, sculptures and statues

  1. August 10, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Fascinating thoughts very insightful

    Stay well and laugh

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  2. August 10, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    These photos are marvelous for this week. Thanks so much for playing along ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. August 11, 2020 at 12:11 am

    Very nice pics & quotes! ๐ŸŒž

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  4. August 11, 2020 at 12:13 am

    So beautiful pictures and words Philo!!!

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