Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

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Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (4 October 18915 June 1915) was a French sculptor who developed a rough-hewn, primitive style of direct carving.

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  • It is true that the environment does have an influence but what has much greater effect on the artist is love or hatred.He uses his setting to express these things.
    • Letter to Dr Uhlemayr-Savage Messiah By H S (Jim) Ede Heinimann (1931)
  • The only way to development(as an artist) cultivating one's own innate powers.
    • Letter to Dr Uhlemayr-Savage Messiah By H S (Jim) Ede Heinimann (1931)
  • One judges an epoch as much by its Art as by its customs .
    • Letter to Sophie Brzeska-Savage Messiah By H S (Jim) Ede Heinimann (1931)
  • The great artist is conscious of the talent and power he possesses otherwise he would not see his faults and so would not be able to improve.
    • Letter to Sophie Brzeska-Savage Messiah By H S (Jim) Ede Heinimann (1931)
  • Movement is the translation of life and if art depicts life,movement should come into art,since we are only aware of life,because it moves.
    • Letter to Sophie Brzeska-Savage Messiah By H S (Jim) Ede Heinimann (1931)

Comments about Gaudier-Brrzeska's work[edit]

In Gaudier's interpretation of movement he achieves a new style in sculpture .The Dancer is a figure in which movement is detected rather than seen...detected as a movement...descending out of one movement into another...

    • Stanley Casson Some modern sculptors sculptors quoted by Jim Ede in his book Savage Messiah By H S (Jim) Ede Heinimann (1931)

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