Classical Sculpture

Classical Sculpture

Author: University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology

ISBN: 9781931707848

Category: Art

Page: 350

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"Romano describes each piece completely, with measurements, accession data where known, report of condition, a list of the published sources, and commentary reflecting the most recent scholarship. Photographs provide additional information for each entry. An accompanying CD includes 54 color images, many of which are of the pieces. Various audiences will appreciate the accessibility of the scholarship presented here; students may engage in further study on some of the topics raised by individual pieces or groups of sculptures, and the scholarly community will welcome a work that provides an up-to-date and comprehensive examination of a significant Classical sculpture collection."--BOOK JACKET.

Sculpture

Sculpture

Author: Johann Gottfried Herder

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226328003

Category: Art

Page: 141

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"The eye that gathers impressions is no longer the eye that sees a depiction on a surface; it becomes a hand, the ray of light becomes a finger, and the imagination becomes a form of immediate touching."—Johann Gottfried Herder Long recognized as one of the most important eighteenth-century works on aesthetics and the visual arts, Johann Gottfried Herder's Plastik (Sculpture, 1778) has never before appeared in a complete English translation. In this landmark essay, Herder combines rationalist and empiricist thought with a wide range of sources—from the classics to Norse legend, Shakespeare to the Bible—to illuminate the ways we experience sculpture. Standing on the fault line between classicism and romanticism, Herder draws most of his examples from classical sculpture, while nevertheless insisting on the historicity of art and of the senses themselves. Through a detailed analysis of the differences between painting and sculpture, he develops a powerful critique of the dominance of vision both in the appreciation of art and in our everyday apprehension of the world around us. One of the key articulations of the aesthetics of Sturm und Drang, Sculpture is also important as an anticipation of subsequent developments in art theory. Jason Gaiger's translation of Sculpture includes an extensive introduction to Herder's thought, explanatory notes, and illustrations of all the sculptures discussed in the text.

Colour in Sculpture

Colour in Sculpture

Author: Hannelore Hägele

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443852654

Category: Art

Page: 369

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This book introduces the reader to the art of sculpture across five millennia up to the present, and from the Near East to the west. In each of the eleven chapters, a number of selected works are discussed to exemplify the circumstances and conditions for making pieces of sculpture – objects peculiar to place, time and context. Within each cultural framework, characteristics are observable that suggest various reasons for the use of colour in sculpture. These encompass local preferences, customs or cultural requirements; and others point to an impulse to enhance the expression of the phenomenal. Whether colour is really necessary or even essential to sculpted works of art is a question especially pertinent since the Renaissance. Surface finishes of sculptural representations may allude to the sensory world of colour without even having pigment applied to them. What makes polychromy so special is that it functions as an overlay of another dimension that sometimes carries further encoded meaning. In nature, the colour is integral to the given object. What the present survey suggests is that the relationship between colour and sculpture is a matter of intentional expression, even where the colour is intrinsic – as in the sculptor’s materials.

Junk Sculpture

Junk Sculpture

Author: Alix Wood

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781482422856

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

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Some artists believe anything can be art—even trash! Junk sculpture is a new, complex mode of art that combines the wastefulness of modern living with finding beauty in what others consider ugly. Readers learn how artists create such pieces and are asked to consider whether junk sculpture can be called art in the same way a painting or drawing is. A colorful layout full of many pictures of junk sculpture introduces readers to the many forms junk sculpture may take, such as fashion, pillars formed from plastic, and more.

Conversations about Sculpture

Conversations about Sculpture

Author: Richard Serra

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300235968

Category: Art

Page: 272

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“The rhythm of the body moving through space has been the motivating source of most of my work.”—Richard Serra Drawn from talks between celebrated artist Richard Serra and acclaimed art historian Hal Foster held over a fifteen-year period, this volume offers revelations into Serra’s prolific six-decade career and the ideas that have informed his working practice. Conversations about Sculpture is both an intimate look at Serra’s life and work, with candid reflections on personal moments of discovery, and a provocative examination of sculptural form from antiquity to today. Serra and Foster explore such subjects as the artist’s work in steel mills as a young man; the impact of music, dance, and architecture on his art; the importance of materiality and site specificity to his aesthetic; the controversies and contradictions his work has faced; and his belief in sculpture as experience. They also discuss sources of inspiration—from Donatello and Brancusi to Japanese gardens and Machu Picchu—revealing a history of sculpture across time and culture through the eyes of one of the medium’s most brilliant figures. Introduced with an insightful preface by Foster, this probing dialogue is beautifully illustrated with duotone images that bring to life both Serra's work and his key commitments.

Sculpture in Print, 1480–1600

Sculpture in Print, 1480–1600

Author: Anne Bloemacher

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004445864

Category: Art

Page: 392

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In this first in-depth study dedicated to the intriguing history of the translation of statues and reliefs into print, the essays in this volume reflect the printmakers’ various approaches and challenges of translating antique or contemporary artworks, underlining their highly creative handling.

Sculpture and the Decorative in Britain and Europe

Sculpture and the Decorative in Britain and Europe

Author: Imogen Hart

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501341274

Category: Art

Page: 320

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By foregrounding the overlaps between sculpture and the decorative, this volume of essays offers a model for a more integrated form of art history writing. Through distinct case studies, from a seventeenth-century Danish altarpiece to contemporary British ceramics, it brings to centre stage makers, objects, concepts and spaces that have been marginalized by the enforcement of boundaries within art and design discourse. These essays challenge the classed, raced and gendered categories that have structured the histories and languages of art and its making. Sculpture and the Decorative in Britain and Europe is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and practice of sculpture and the decorative arts and the methodologies of art history.

Patronage and Italian Renaissance Sculpture

Patronage and Italian Renaissance Sculpture

Author: DavidJ. Drogin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351554893

Category: Art

Page: 286

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The first book to be dedicated to the topic, Patronage and Italian Renaissance Sculpture reappraises the creative and intellectual roles of sculptor and patron. The volume surveys artistic production from the Trecento to the Cinquecento in Rome, Pisa, Florence, Bologna, and Venice. Using a broad range of approaches, the essayists question the traditional concept of authorship in Italian Renaissance sculpture, setting each work of art firmly into a complex socio-historical context. Emphasizing the role of the patron, the collection re-assesses the artistic production of such luminaries as Michelangelo, Donatello, and Giambologna, as well as lesser-known sculptors. Contributors shed new light on the collaborations that shaped Renaissance sculpture and its reception.

A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture

A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture

Author: Clara Erskine Clement Waters

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547174202

Category: Art

Page: 220

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement Waters. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

"Rome, Travel and the Sculpture Capital, c.1770?825 "

Author: Tomas Macsotay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351550543

Category: Art

Page: 295

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The world that shaped Europe's first national sculptor-celebrities, from Schadow to David d'Angers, from Flaxman to Gibson, from Canova to Thorvaldsen, was the city of Rome. Until around 1800, the Holy See effectively served as Europe's cultural capital, and Roman sculptors found themselves at the intersection of the Italian marble trade, Grand Tour expenditure, the cult of the classical male nude, and the Enlightenment republic of letters. Two sets of visitors to Rome, the David circle and the British traveler, have tended to dominate Rome's image as an open artistic hub, while the lively community of sculptors of mixed origins has not been awarded similar attention. Rome, Travel and the Sculpture Capital, c.1770?1825 is the first study to piece together the labyrinthine sculptors' world of Rome between 1770 and 1825. The volume sheds new light on the links connecting Neo-classicism, sculpture collecting, Enlightenment aesthetics, studio culture, and queer studies. The collection offers ideal introductory reading on sculpture and Rome around 1800, but its combination of provocative perspectives is sure to appeal to a readership interested in understanding a modernized Europe's overwhelmingly transnational desire for Neo-classical, Roman sculpture.