Final Project: Art Timeline
Sculptures from the 18th-20th Century
February 23, 2012
Musee d’Orsay, Paris
This sculpture falls in the modern art category and the style is abstract expressionism. This sculpture is very large it is actually 110cm. The artist that created this sculpture was one of the many fine French Sculptors, he was one of the younger generation who started out as a Symbolist painter as well as a tapestry designer but he got an eye disease around the age of 40 and he had to give these things up but then found love for sculpting . This artist had a love for Greek sculpture but he rejected some of what it stood for. This piece of work symbolizes some sort of emotion from an older more mature female, she seems to be thinking about something going on in her life or maybe even crying out for help, the position that the woman is in ( elbow on the left leg which is raised, other hand touching the ground and head down) shows us that this woman is clearly trying to gain some sort of comfort.
Museum of Modern Art, NY
This work of art would be a prime example of 20th century sculpture expressionism as well as the one above. This sculpture shows an actual life size woman and man , the love and unity between a man and a woman as they lay there both with their bodies positioned very closes together to bring comfort and togetherness. The woman looks like she is asleep and so does the man and both of their knees are bent, the woman has her knee positioned up and the man has his knee positioned down and the and the mans head is on the woman’s shoulder, they are both comforting one another and their minds to be at ease as long as they are near each other.
New York, Museum of Modern Art
This sculpture is an example of Early 20th century Modern art and the
References: Aristide Maillol (Sculptor) (1988). Mediterrane (20th century sculpture) Retrieved February 22, 2013, from http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/art/maillol.htm/ Aristide Maillol ( Sculptor) Aristide Maillol ( Sculptor) (1939) The Air . Retrieved February 20, 2013 from http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/art/maillol.htm/ James Earle Fraser ( Sculptor) (1915) Umberto Baccioni ( sculptor) (1912). Development of a Bottle in Space ( Italian sculpture). Retrieved February 19, 2013 from http//www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/art/baccioni.html Henri Matisse (sculptor) (1909) Auguste Rodin (sculptor) (1912) The Call to Arms (bronze sculpture) Retrieved February 24, 2013 from http://www.musee-rodin.fr/en/collections/sculptures/call-arms Umberto Boccioni (sculptor) (1913)