24 juillet 2016

Good sculpture does not occur in a decadence





Sculptures d'Henri Gaudier-Brzeska 

« Good sculpture does not occur in a decadence. Literature may come out of a decadence, painting may come out of a decadence, but in a decadence men do not cut stone. A few blocks of stone really carved are very nearly sufficient base for a new civilization. The garbage of three empires collapsed over Gaudier's marble. And as that swill is cleared off, as the map of a new Europe becomes visible Gaudier's work emerges, perfectly solid.(1934) »

 Ezra Pound