Robert Smithson Quotes

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Robert Smithson quotes: The museum spreads its surfaces everywhere, and becomes an untitled collection of generalizations that mobilize the eye. The museum spreads its surfaces everywhere, and becomes an untitled collection of generalizations that mobilize the eye.
Robert Smithson quotes: Let's face it, the human eye is clumsy, sloppy, and unintelligible when compared to the camera's eye. Let's face it, the human eye is clumsy, sloppy, and unintelligible when compared to the camera's eye.
Robert Smithson quotes: Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development. Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development.
Robert Smithson quotes: History is representational, while time is abstract; both of these artifices may be found in museums, where they span everybody's own vacancy. History is representational, while time is abstract; both of these artifices may be found in museums, where they span everybody's own vacancy.
Robert Smithson quotes: A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world. A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world.
Robert Smithson quotes: Visiting a museum is a matter of going from void to void. Visiting a museum is a matter of going from void to void.
Robert Smithson quotes: Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished landscapes for finished art . Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished landscapes for finished art .
Robert Smithson quotes: Words for mental processes are all derived from physical things. Words for mental processes are all derived from physical things.
Robert Smithson quotes: Abstraction is everybody's zero but nobody's nought. Abstraction is everybody's zero but nobody's nought.
Robert Smithson quotes: Nature is never finished. Nature is never finished.
Robert Smithson quotes: The memory of what is not may be better than the amnesia of what is. The memory of what is not may be better than the amnesia of what is.
Robert Smithson quotes: The word 'color' means at its origin to 'cover' or 'hide.' Matter eats up light and 'covers' it with a confusion of color. The word 'color' means at its origin to 'cover' or 'hide.' Matter eats up light and 'covers' it with a confusion of color.
Robert Smithson quotes: One day the photograph is going to become even more important than it is now ... But I am not particularly an advocate of the photograph. One day the photograph is going to become even more important than it is now ... But I am not particularly an advocate of the photograph.
Robert Smithson quotes: Photographs are the results of a diminution of solar energy, and the camera is an entropic machine for recording gradual loss of light. Photographs are the results of a diminution of solar energy, and the camera is an entropic machine for recording gradual loss of light.
Robert Smithson quotes: The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality. The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality.
Robert Smithson quotes: An emotion is suggested and demolished in one glance by certain words. An emotion is suggested and demolished in one glance by certain words.
Robert Smithson quotes: Art history is less explosive than the rest of history, so it sinks faster into the pulverized regions of time. Art history is less explosive than the rest of history, so it sinks faster into the pulverized regions of time.
Robert Smithson quotes: For many artists the universe is expanding; for some it is contracting. For many artists the universe is expanding;
for some it is contracting.
Robert Smithson quotes: Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact is not a condition of the ideal. Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact is not a condition of the ideal.
Robert Smithson quotes: The slurbs, urban sprawl, and the infinite number, of housing developments of the postwar boom have contributed to the architecture of entropy. The slurbs, urban sprawl, and the infinite number, of housing developments of the postwar boom have contributed to the architecture of entropy.
Robert Smithson quotes: I am for an art that takes into account the direct effect of the elements as they exist from day to day apart from representation. I am for an art that takes into account the direct effect of the elements as they exist from day to day apart from representation.