sentences on conceptual art by Sol Lewitt
1- Conceptual Artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach
2- Rational judgments repeat rational judgments
3- Illogical judgments lead to new experiences
4- Formal Art is essentially rational
5- Irrational thoughts should be followed absolutely and logically
6- If the artist changes his mind midway through the execution of the piece he compromises the result and repeats past results
7- The artists’ will is secondary to the process he initiates from idea to completion. His willfulness may only be ego
8- When words such as painting and sculpture are used, they connote a whole tradition and imply a consequent acceptance of this tradition, thus placing limitations on the artist who would be reluctant to make art that goes beyond the limitations.
9- The concept and idea are different. The former implies a general direction while the latter is the components. Ideas implement the concept.
10- Ideas alone can be works of art; they are in a chain of development that may eventually find some form. All ideas need not be made physical.
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