"Sculpture" Essays and Research Papers

Sculpture

FILIPINO SCULPTURE Abdulmari Asia Imao, a native of Sulu, is a sculptor, painter, photographer, ceramist, documentary film maker, cultural researcher, writer, and articulator of Philippine Muslim art and culture. Through his works, the indigenous ukkil, sarimanok and naga motifs have been popularized and instilled in the consciousness of the Filipino nation and other peoples as original Filipino creations. His U.P. art education introduced him to Filipino masters like Guillermo Tolentino and...

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Indian Painting and Sculpture

Painting and Sculpture Introduction Indian painting has a very long tradition and history in Indian art. The earliest Indian paintings were the rock paintings of pre-historic times, the petroglyphs  found in places like Bhimbetka , some of them from before 5500 BC. And also an imperative part of Indian art culture is dominated by sculptures in India. Indian sculptures started from bronze and other stones. Sculpture of India has its roots from the planet’s oldest...

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Formal Analysis Assignment Sculpture

Hailey Brangers Formal Analysis/Interpretation of Sculpture Flint Collins Art History 250 February 5, 2015 Menkaure and Khamerernebty, Gizeh, Egypt, Fourth Dynasty, ca. 2490-2472 BCE 1. What are the basic features of the work? Is the process used subtractive (such as low or high relief carving) or additive (such as modeling or assemblage)? What is its medium? Describe the sculpture’s dimensions. Can you detect any damage or evidence of restoration? This is a statue of Menkaure and one of...

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A Brief Look at the History of Sculpture

arts of architecture, landscaping, painting, and sculpture. These diverse forms of art have their own unique qualities, all of which can be accented with sculpture in some way. As sculpture usually relates closely to the other arts in expression and style, it still relies on all of the social aspects of the society in which it resides for its meaning and purpose. The three-dimensional and long-lasting qualities contribute to the wide use of sculpture as a cultural expression of the beliefs and ideals...

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Sculpture and Ralph Hicks

a cold and overcast day in February and a man sits alone at a park bench, at the Odette Sculpture Park. He watches as the river splashes aggressively about, caused by the strong wind blowing that day. Perched above him on the top of a hill just a few feet from the road, sits a large-scale sculpture called “Salutation”, by Ralph Hicks. Standing only 6 feet tall, it’s original conception called for the sculpture to have a height 30 feet and be placed at five of the major entryways leading into Toronto...

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Formal Analysis of Quetzalcoatl Sculpture

Feathered Serpent Sculpture   Facing out into the eyes of museum-goers, the Aztec feathered serpent sculpture currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art dates from between fifteenth and early sixteenth century. Though the iconographic motif of the feathered serpent is a common and meaningful one in Aztec art, the formal elements of this piece communicate an equally strong message. Through deliberate choices in the crafting and facture of this seemingly dense stone sculpture, the artist reiterates...

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Classical Greek Sculpture Analysis

Classical Greek Sculpture Analysis Riace Bronzes (Statue A) This classical Greek sculpture is titled the Riace Bronzes. The Riace statues are two life-size bronze statues each weighing nearly a ton. Statue A which is depicted above is of a young warrior, while statue B which is not depicted is of an older warrior wearing a helmet. In this analysis I will be concentrating on Statue A. The sculptor of this statue remains unknown; however most experts...

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Classical Sculpture of the Greeks: a Journal Review.

Article Review; “What is 'Classical' Sculpture” by Walter R. Agard Jakob Mattern HUM 2220, prof. Warner Ph.D. Th, 6:00pm-8:45pm Word Count: 1102 The word 'classic'; used to describe styles of music, painting, sculpture, architecture, and even manufactured consumer goods. If ever there was a period in art or manufacturing that stands out with even balance, subtle dignity, and general excellence, it will most likely be described as classical, which after all, is no easy feat, considering that...

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Egyptian Sculptures

Allison Bell HUM 302 October 21, 2012 Egyptian Art and Sculptures Ancient Egyptian art is the painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts produced by the civilization in the lower Nile Valley from 5000 BC to 300 AD. Ancient Egyptian Art reached a level in painting and sculpting that was highly stylistic and symbolic. A lot of the art that was discovered and saved came from tombs and monuments therefore there is an extreme emphasis on life after death and an emphasis on preserving the...

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Sculpture of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt

little influence--or at least little direct influence--on the Egyptian art. The characteristic features of the art of the Old Kingdom were derived almost exclusively from the works of the Bronze Age (4500-3000 B.C.). Made in that period, there were sculptures of animals that were the predecessors of the statues of Egyptian gods and goddesses in the shape of animals. There were terra-cotta figures of women--probably the slaves from the African tribes--which probably were to represent the Mother Goddesses...

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The Art of Sculpture

The Art of Sculpture Long before man could record history, people were sculpting free standing figures out of bones rocks and other objects. It is said that sculpting is the art of the people, and it is a more powerful art than literature and painting because it can be touched and felt. When a sculpture is in a gallery our attention is sustained by an intensified visual engagement. This is what makes its fixed shape come alive in the viewer’s eyes. Before the 20th century, sculpture was considered...

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DAVID MICHELANGO, DONATELLO, this is on the four different architures that are sculptures of David.

The Four Davids David, who was destined to be the second king of Israel, destroyed the Philistine giant Goliath with stone and a sling. Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Bernini each designed a sculpture of David. However, the sculptures are drastically different from one another. Each one is unique in its own certain way. Donatello, whose David was the first life-size nude statue since Classical times, struck a balance between Classicism and the realism by presenting a very real image of...

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How To Talk About Sculpture 2

Art 31: The Visual Experience Fall 2013 Professor Mary F. Zawadzki Talking About Sculpture 1. what kind (type) of sculpture is it? relief: low/bas; high; sunken in the round 2. what is it made out of? How does this affect the feel and intended use of the sculpture? Consider if the material is an advancement for that time (i.e. oil paints) 3. subject - what or who does it represent? 4. method of sculpting? additive -- Rodin subtractive -- Michelangelo found object -- Duchamp 5. style/period? regional...

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Ice Sculpture

Ice sculpture is a form of sculpture that uses ice as the raw material. Sculptures from ice can be abstract or realistic and can be functional or purely decorative. Ice sculptures are generally associated with special or extravagant events because of their limited lifetime. The lifetime of a sculpture is determined primarily by the temperature of its environment and thus, a sculpture can last from mere minutes to possibly months. There are several ice festivals held around the world, hosting competitions...

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Comparison of two Egyptian Sculpture Relief Depicting a Man Inspecting His Stables; Ships Unloading Merchandise and Relief Block, Plucking and Roasting Fowl, Herds Crossing Water

Comparison of two Egyptian Sculpture Relief Depicting a Man Inspecting His Stables; Ships Unloading Merchandise and Relief Block, Plucking and Roasting Fowl, Herds Crossing Water In Egyptian art, the greatest achievements are tomb reliefs, huge number of tomb reliefs shows the people who were rich enough at that period want to bring their rich and glory even after they dead. The Early royal reliefs are somewhat too idealism on the figures, their figures on the tomb reliefs are usually rough on...

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Architecture: The art and science of designing

the structure and or behavior of a building or any other kind of system that is to be or has been constructed. Sculpture Sculpture is the act and art of making three-dimensional works of art such as statues. Sculptures may be carved, chiseled, modeled, cast, or constructed. They can be made of many different materials such as wood, stone, clay, metal, sand, ice, and even balloons. A person who creates sculpture is called an sculptor. Sculptors use many different materials in their work such as stone, bronze...

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Michelangelo s David

back at both Verrochio’s and Donatello’s Davids, the sculpture was depicted standing over Goliath’s severed head. However, Michelangelo depicted David before the battle. Michelangelo’s David will become one of the most beautiful and ideal sculptures during the Renaissance. I think one of the reasons why Michelangelo’s David became so famous was because of the way it stood. David is the perfect example of contrapposto. If you examine the sculpture of David, you can see that the body is placing all of...

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Kinetic Art

would mean that the object was in motion. From that definition it is safe to say that kinetic art is moving art. Now don’t mix the thought that kinetic art must always being a physical moving piece. Kinetic art can also be expressed not only through sculpture, but also through drawings, and light. If that drawing you are observing appears to be moving then it is also a form of kinetic art. Kinetic art is so diverse in fact, that you can include almost any form of art into it. Take for example, drawings...

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U2-IP_Art Appreciation

Gwen Blackwell American Intercontinental University - Atlanta Abstract Using the terminology and concepts for evaluating art, a comparative study was conducted by contrasting two forms of ancient art that include a sculpture from Neo-Sumerian Art (2150 – 2100 B.C.), and a sculpture from Egypt in the Middle Kingdom (2030-1640 B.C.). Although both pieces are very different in content, their history and function has the common ability to arouse emotion and reveal the hidden. Art Appreciation: HUMA205...

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The Kiss

There are several different works called The Kiss, created by different artists. Auguste Rodin, Constatin Brancusi, and Gustav Klimt all have their own version of the work. While Rodin and Brancusi created a sculpture, Klimt created a painting. These artists conveyed many different emotions for their viewers to perceive. These works of art also have several things in common. It is important to learn about each artist in order to learn the ideas and thoughts that come from their works. Auguste...

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Greek Art

meaning and context. As illustrated in the marble sculptures of the Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace and the Aphrodite, Pan and Eros, the Hellenistic era exposed such expansion with dramatic posing, sweeping lines, and high contrast of light and shadow allowing artists of this period to explore their subjects from different unique points of view without completely abandoning the Classical Greek concepts. Formal Analysis: As the sculptures of Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace (c. 190 BCE...

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Hermes Carrying the Infant Dionysos

Sculpture has been a very important part of art history throughout thousands of years. For the past few months I have viewed many different kinds of sculpture, including Greek archaic sculptures, Greek classical sculptures, Greek Hellenistic sculptures and Roman sculptures. All of the sculptures that I have seen and analyzed have very interesting characteristics, but the one that I have analyzed most recently was the most fascinating. Hermes carrying the infant Dionysos, by the artist Praxiteles...

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Joan Miro

was a painter, sculptor, and ceramicist. He was born in Barcelona, I have family there, and he was a really colorful artist, using children’s spirit and a manifestation of the Catalan pride. We grow up in our schools learning about his paints and sculptures, using his methods and his colors. Miro In may interviews the artist expressed that he doesn’t like the conventional panting methods and that he loved the unconventional painting. At the beginning of his artist life he was promoting the expressionism...

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Classicism

of rigid and relaxed in limbs. The new style is best expressed in the Parthenon marbles of about 450-435 BC but there was a preceding style of some importance - the Early Classical, sometimes called the Severe Style, which is exemplified in the sculptures for the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. Here the figures are mainly lifelike but drapery forms are plainer (a change from the archaic Ionian chiton to the more austere peplos for women), and there are deliberate attempts at depiction of emotion in faces...

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Ozymandias

which reads, “My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings.” This shows his pride because he elevates himself above all the other kings by suggesting that he is superior to all the kings that lived in his time. Ozymandias was a very unpleasant man. A sculpture of a person usually shows their best side but Ozymandias’ shows his face with a frown, wrinkled lip and snear of cold command as stated in lines four and five which read, “Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer...

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Art 101 Final Project

16, 2010 Benjamin Reine Ancient Greek art has contributed to our civilization sculptures and beautiful architectural buildings. The influence of these works of art can still be seen today in a modern society. Many of the pieces of artwork have been destroyed over the years, leaving only a few pieces intact. Listed are the surviving Greek sculptures that are famous to this date. Aphrodite de Milos (Venus De Milo) Alexander Antioch Between 130 and...

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David by Gianlorenzo Bernini

Interpretation What can be seen in the artwork? The sculpture shows us the biblical character, David, who slew Goliath. We can see David holding the sling which he will use to kill Goliath. Below David is his cuirass (medieval body armor that covers the chest and back) which was given to him by King Saul before the encounter with Goliath. Also present below him is a harp whose tip is shaped like that of an eagle, a symbolic reference to the Borghese family. Bernini conceived and carved his...

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Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi The biggest sculptor of the XXth century, Constantin Brancusi the central figure in the modern art movement and a pioneer of abstractization is considered to be the father of modern sculpture. The uniqueness of his sculptures comes from their elegance and the sensible use of his materials combining the simplicity of popular Romanian art and the elegant Parisian avangardism. The most important characteristics of Brancusi’s art are probably the verticality, horizontality...

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Audrey Flack Biography

widely ranged from small to colossal in scale. Her first sculpture was a cherub clasping a shield over a heart. This sculpture could literally fit into the palm of your hand (Audrey Flack). This particular piece explained much of her future work and the methods she chose to use. As she continued her work in sculpturing, she used much larger scales symbolizing female strength, beauty, and spirituality. For example, she created sculptures ranging from a black medicine woman, a sun goddess, to mythical...

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What Is Great Art?

be labeled as art, it must connect with someone. It must move them enough to translate its meaning and answer what it means to them. If does not do this, then it is less art, and more creative expression”. So whether it's paintings by Vermeer, or sculptures by Rodin and Bernini, or cave art, it is all great art. They can all be interpreted to mean something to someone. Art has definitely changed, with so many mediums being created since the times of cave art. Even during the times of cave art, artist...

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Dale Chihuly

perception and has no peripheral vision on his left side. Looking at the world through one eye automatically “flattens the scene,” said Margaret S. Livingstone, an expert on vision and the brain at Harvard Medical School. So how does a 3D glass-blowing sculpture artist continue to create such magnificent works? Instead of holding him back the accident changed the way Chihuly executed his art and shared it with others. After the accident, Chihuly no longer felt safe manipulating molten glass, so a gaffer...

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Art History 12

This paper will attempt to give a descriptive analysis and comparison of two medieval sculptures viewed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The first sculpture entitled, “Virgin and Child;” attributed to Claus de Werve, a Netherlandish sculptor by Pierre Quarre a curator and chief of Musees de Djon and a leading authority on Burgundian sculpture. Claus de Werve was commissioned by the Duke and Duchess of the town of Poligny to create this statue for the convent which was headed by a Francisean nun...

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The Ideals of Human Bodies

three key sculptural examples from the Hellenistic Age of ancient Greece. Relate to what extent these key sculptures may help to define the idealistic meaning of ‘perfect balance of beauty, harmony and proportion’ to fine artists for this century. Ancient Greeks were not only superb with philosophy and mathematics but also they were extremely influential in terms of their body sculptures. They believed in theirs gods and goddess taking human forms and therefore created many amazing beautiful bodies...

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Art Studies

field of art, one may be confused of distinguishing an installation from a sculpture. They are greatly alike at first sight especially if we consider the 3-D form of each different work. An installation and a sculpture next to each other are like seeing half twins, making a person tell herself... They are twins but they are totally not identical. It is evident that people are confused of identifying installation and sculpture. Which is which? In the following examples, I hope to explicate the story...

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An Analysis of Michael Fried’s Essay Art and Objecthood

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa- aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa- aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaBeginning with Michael Fried’s arguments in his 1967 essay ‘Art and Objecthood’, consider how the status of the art object (painting, sculpture, installation, etc.) has changed over the last thirty-five years within Art History and fine practice. Fried's essay is a kind of riposte to Judd and Morris, who he decried as literalists, coining the term to describe attitudes in opposition to...

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Perseus with the Head of Medusa & Faun Teased by Children

that is more than just pretty, or full of symbolic meaning. The sculpture that I choose is a good example of craftsmanship. An artist by the name of Gian Lorenzo Bernini created the sculpture Bacchanal: Faun Teased by Children in the early seventeenth century when he was eighteen years old; it was created of marble and is a little over four feet high. While people could possibly find symbolic meaning in each part of the sculpture I concentrated on the details of the actual piece. I loved this...

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Shiva Historical Context

Emin Mamedov Rex Koontz ARTH 1300 11.18.2010 No Indian art, painting, sculpture or architecture was created aimlessly or accidentally. Even the smallest piece of leaflet has its own spiritual content. Most of the time spiritual content was reached by showing sculptures in movement. The same could be said about sculptures of Indian Gods or Goddesses. Every God does something that has a deep cosmic symbolism. Especially, it can be said about Shiva Nataraja or God of Dance. The term Nataraja...

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Interpretation of ``Ozymandias``

imagery and a very impressive ironical way to write this poem. Basically, the poem is divided into two parts; the first eight lines are describing an ancient decayed sculpture seen by a traveler. The last six lines however talk about the words on the pedestal and the desolate surroundings; he contrasts the great sculpture with the surrounding emptiness, which gave a stronger feeling about the poem. In Shelley's work, it described the visage "sneer of cold command"(Line, 5). From this...

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Sculptors in the Philippines

Napoleon Abueva Napoleon Isabelo Veloso-Abueva (born January 26, 1930), more popularly known as Napoleon Abueva, is a Filipino artist. He is a sculptor given the distinction as the Philippines National Artist for Sculpture. He is also entitled as the "Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture". He is the first and only Boholano given the distinction as National Artist of the Philippines in the field of Visual Arts. Napoleon Abueva, nicknamed Billy, was born on January 26, 1930 in Tagbilaran, Bohol to...

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Donatello's David

hero, comes from three very notable works of art from history. The free standing sculptures are made by Donatello, Michelangelo and Bernini. Donatello is an artist and sculptor known for his exploration of human emotion and expression. He also known to use difficult mediums and make masterpieces. In Donatello’s depiction of David comes a bronze work of art from the Italian Renaissance period. This is a life sized sculpture of David in the nude. Its dimensions are 5’2 ¼ in. (as tall as me!) and possibly...

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Outline

liberal, not mechanical, intellectual not material 3. One of Vasari’s greatest contributions = assembling various artists within a single organization 4. Disegno – three “padre” art= architecture, sculpture and painting a. Florentine artists had no issue with going across mediums so they could paint, sculpture, etc. a.i. This would have been “illegal” in Venice  be exclusive in one thing 5. Venetian architecture paved the way for the emancipation of painting in quattrocento Florence 6. Vasari – practical...

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Margaret Olley and Her Works of Arts

acclaimed artists during his generation. His sculptures are organized and group in accordance to material used as the clay, stone, bronze, and glass and to the other synthetic materials. In his famous sculpture belongings his subjects are primary chairs, tables, bottles, jars, cabinets, and other this which can be seen at the living room. Though different materials can give different emotional experiences, he had been known for pictures and sculptures for the things he found as the furniture, plastic...

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Test 3

are correct 3. Auguste Rodin’s The Burghers of Calais is a remarkable example of which type of sculpture? in-the-round bas-relief assemblage all of the above 4. Backs in Landscape is by an artist who helped transform the craft medium of fiber into a fine art. This artist is ______________________. Chihuly Connell Hammons Abakanowicz 5. Because of it's durability, which material preferred for sculptures meant to be out-of-doors? fiberglass bronze aluminum all the answers are...

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Developments in 3 Dimensional Art in 20th Century

heavy period of transition through the 20th century. At the start, sculpture could be summed up in Johann Gottfreid von Herder’s consideration of sculpture as “a harsh reality.” Unlike painting and the other traditional media, sculpture was being redefined, both formally and technically. Painting, despite the many innovations and explorations that occurred in the 20th century, was still oil and pigment put on a flat surface. But sculpture, rather 3 dimensional arts, became so much more dynamic and expansive...

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Nike of Samothrace

architecture and style 2 Composition and atmosphere 2 Genres and audience 3 Conclusion 4 Introduction One of the best known works of Hellenistic sculpture is Nike of Samothrace, now located in the Louvre museum in Paris. It is a demonstrative, and powerful sculpture which encapsulates everything great about Ancient Greece. The sculpture is made of Rhodian marble, stands 2.45 meters tall and 2.35 meters wide including its wings (Burn, 2004, p. 89). Nike’s sculptor is not well known, however...

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Creative Spark Talk

moldings but dismissed because the cost, size, and weight would be too great. Stumped in the creative process, a new technique to design aerial sculptures suddenly appears by watching fishermen pile nets on the beach. Acting on her mysterious moment of clarity, Janet Echelman brought into existence with the help of local fishermen, a one of a kind sculpture titled “Wide Hips”. Captivated by visions of effortless motions and images influenced by every flutter of the wind, Echelman was compelled to...

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George Segal, the Founder of Pop Art

began teaching in New Jersey. He went on to receive his Honorary Ph.D. in Fine Arts, from Rutgers University in 1970. George Segal began painting abstract images, many of them life sized. However, Segal is best known for his dramatic, still-life sculptures that he began creating after settling down with his wife Helen. Segal and his wife purchased their own farm. The chicken coops on the farm were turned into a string of studios. In 1968 a student from an art class brought Segal some bandages’ used...

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Donald Trump

*What are the formal properties of art? Color lines contract texture composition Relief sculpture: a type of sculpture in which forms project from a background surface. Why Piet Mondrian take this seriously, Vandoesberg not? M is trying to represent the dynamic balance between a opposing natural forces by using horizontal and vertical lines. He is serious because Van has fundamentally different idea about representing his balance. Feature: balance of vertical and horizontal lines, structured,...

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Dfdfd

TM132 1. Define Art Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities; this article focuses primarily on the visual arts, which includes the creation of images or objects in fields including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media. Architecture is often included as one of the visual arts; however, like the decorative arts, it involves the creation of objects where the practical considerations of use are essential—in a way that...

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Alexander Calder

Jean Cocteau, Fernand Leger, Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Jean Arp... and others were captivated by it, whereas none of them paid much attention to Calder's wood carvings. Such encouragement undoubtedly led him to try more serious experiments in wire sculptures." During this same period he developed wire figures such as Josephine Baker, The Negress, and the Portrait of Edgar Varese, while continuing to draw and to create circus scenes. Next he worked in wood, creating The Horse, The Cow, female nudes,...

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The American Museum of Natural History: Anthropology

Peoples, and Pacific Peoples. The museum also included many other interesting exhibits that did not have to do with anthropology like the Dinosaur Hall. All these exhibits in the museum had detailed information on each exhibit whether it was a big sculpture or a little skeleton. There was also films that could have been seen for a small price, but if one has the time it is very educational and worth seeing. In the hall of Asian Peoples the most intriguing exhibits was the Chinese Wedding. It was very...

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FAS 202 Milestone Three Analysis Paper

create masterpieces that revealed an unfolding event that could be read by their viewers from all sides. The first piece of art to be reviewed is the The Rape of Persopina (1621-22), also known as The Rape of Persephone, which is a large marble sculpture, 255cm in height, which was crafted by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, at age 23, during the Baroque movement. As with many of his early works of art, this statue was commissioned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, and was executed, between 1621 and 1622 (Rape...

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A Walk to Remember

based synthetic paint. Three-Dimensional Media -Make solid forms that have height, width, and depth. Sculpture- is a three-dimensional work of art. The media of sculpture -This includes clay, glass, plastics, wood, stone, and metal. Two types of sculpture: * Sculpture in the round- a type of sculpture that is surrounded on all sides by space. * Relief sculpture- a type of sculpture that projects into space from a flat background. Sculpting Techniques: * Modeling- media such as...

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Taking Imagination Seriously

PHL/458 July 15, 2015 Veronica Van Ry Taking Imagination Seriously Janet Echelman starts her Ted talk saying take imagination seriously. She is a world renowned artist obtaining this wasn’t an easy task. MS Echelman had never studied sculpture, engineering or architecture. After completing college, she applied to several different art schools and was denied by all of them. Her iron will and determination didn’t let that stop her she made her imagination come to life. In 2011 in long beach...

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Altar to the Hand Analysisn Benin, 18th-19th C

background, and an explanation of the meaning of various aspects of this object. Formal Description: This sculpture is truly a remarkable work in many senses. As a whole, it is sculpted in the round. The figures on top of the piece are also sculpted in the round. The figures surrounding the circular base, however, are carved in high relief. Regardless, each part of the sculpture possesses meticulous detail. The work displays symmetry and balance, reflecting the emphasis that Benin artists...

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Donatello Biography

Donatello Donatello is arguably one of the greatest Florentine sculptors of the 15th century. He redefined what if meant to sculpt the human form and his creativity still inspires many artists today. Donatello was the bridge to modern sculpture due to his actions, character, and realistic human expressions. He is famous for including physical distortions, making things purposely “ugly”, in his work for artistic effect. Donatello was born as Donato di Niccolo Bardi in 1386 in Florence...

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Renaissance vs Baroque

other aspects of their work. For the first time artists were able to explore subject matter unrelated to religion. Baroque:  exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur  In Baroque sculpture, groups of figures assumed new importance, and there was a dynamic movement and energy of human forms— they spiralled around an empty central vortex, or reached outwards into the surrounding space. In this essay I intend on studying and making...

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Tullio Lombardo High Renaissance Art

Renaissance Sculpture at NGA Paper One: An Antiquity of Imagination: Tvillio (Tullio) Lombardo and the Venetian High Renaissance Sculpture at NGA Tullio Lombardo, one of the most gifted sculptors of all time, brought his art alive by integrating classical antiquity and contemporary Renaissance Venice in all his works. People appreciated his creativity because he took the risk of stepping out from the culture of paintings, which were popular at his time, and emerged the art of sculpture into the...

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Metropolitan Museam of Art

second trip were the “Cleopatra” sculpture, and the world renowned “Perseus with a Head of Medusa”. The “Cleopatra” sculpture was quite a sensational one. It was carved by William Wetmore Story out of marble; spanning eleven years , it was completed in 1869. The Boston bred sculptor’s masterpiece is in Gallery of American painting and sculpture of the Met. This beautiful sculpture is of the Egyptian queen , born in 69 BC. Alike many of William Wetmore Story’s sculptures, Cleopatra is sitting down in...

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Art History

Professor: Kim de Beaumont 11/30/12 I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and after seeing all the paintings, sculptures, and art works, I chose Kouros, for my final paper, because it shows Greek's first nude youth male during Archaic period on ca. 600 BCE. My piece of art is Marble statue of Kouros (male youth) which is characteristically depicted nude with the left leg striding forward and hands clenched at the side. This noble figure of a youth is one of the earliest freestanding marble...

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