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Links 1 through 10 of 36 by Peter Cresswell tagged Sculpture

You all know the  story, or should do. This is Cortot’s evocative depiction of the moment when the soldier, Pheidippides, arrives in Athens having run his last race—bearing the news as he expir...

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It takes some courage to sculpt a bust of the world’s greatest sculptor. But with this piece, sculptor Sandra Shaw demonstrates she has courage and talent in spades. Imagine, if you will,  [sa...

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The artistic theme tonight is the morality of sacrifice—of which,I am not a fan. The video linked above begins the theme.  Its an excerpt from “John Galt’s Speech,” by Ayn Rand, given visual fo...

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The 5th Century B.C. sculptor, Polyclitus, wrote the famous treatise about what methods make the beautiful (to kallos) and good (to eu) in art, unfortunately now lost. We know something of it through historians such as Pliny and Plutarch. Oft mentioned is

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Tonight's sculptor is a chap called Daniel Chester French, a man whose work was of an equal with the Renaissance masters, but who appeared at a time when mastery in art was quickly going out of fashion. Nicholas Provenzo has more, and Lee Sandstead -- who

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'La Belle Heaulmiere' by Rodin, also known as 'She who was once the Helmet-Makers Beautiful Wife,' or 'The Old Courtesan.' You might see this work by Rodin and ask, "Why the ugliness? Who would want to look at that old crone?" Let me quote the words of tw

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But Pierre de Wiessant is a great figure in his own right, one of Rodin's finest in my view, and part of a piece of intense nobility, and powerful human drama -- and doesn't that hand just say so much?

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Here we see movement imparted to a human figure by a simple yet ingenious artifice that requires the viewer to add something to the figure themselves. Rodin himself explains: 'Take my St. John, for example,' Rodin explained to Paul Gsell, `While he is rep

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A piece by contemporary sculptor Martine Vaugel. Full image above, detail below. Her site is here. Her biography here.

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All of us have been touched at some time by a painting, a film, a piece of music or a work of architecture or sculpture. If we hadn't, we just wouldn't be human. Anything that affects us like this can't be causeless, and indeed it isn't.

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