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Brief about Robert Smithson: By info that we know Robert Smithson was born at 1938-01-02. And also Robert Smithson is American Artist.

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Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.

Tags: Architecture, Art, Painting

Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact is not a condition of the ideal.

Tags: Fact, Ideal, Nature

Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate as questions about content.

Tags: Content, Questions, Seem

The museum spreads its surfaces everywhere, and becomes an untitled collection of generalizations that mobilize the eye.

Tags: Everywhere, Eye, Museum

The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality.

Tags: Act, Past, Reality

Visiting a museum is a matter of going from void to void.

Tags: Matter, Museum, Void

Words for mental processes are all derived from physical things.

Tags: Mental, Physical, Words

Some artists imagine they've got a hold on this apparatus, which in fact has got a hold of them. As a result, they end up supporting a cultural prison that is out of their control.

Tags: Control, End, Fact

When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.

Tags: Gardening, Past, Work

Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is.

Tags: Art, Artists, Themselves

Abstraction is everybody's zero but nobody's nought.

Tags: Everybody, Nobody, Zero

Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments seem to cause us to forget the future.

Tags: Forget, Future, Past

The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness.

Tags: Bliss, Calmness, National

A vacant white room with lights is still a submission to the neutral. Works of art seen in such spaces seem to be going through a kind of esthetic convalescence.

Tags: Art, Seem, Seen

A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world.

Tags: Art, Outside, Work

An emotion is suggested and demolished in one glance by certain words.

Tags: Emotion, Glance, Words

Art history is less explosive than the rest of history, so it sinks faster into the pulverized regions of time.

Tags: Art, History, Time

Art's development should be dialectical and not metaphysical.

Tags: Art

Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories.

Tags: Artists, Fit, Fraudulent

Banal words function as a feeble phenomena that fall into their own mental bogs of meaning.

Tags: Fall, Meaning, Words