With the sculpture straight ahead, the audience sees a profile view of the scene; however, the artist created the sculpture with enough space and depth to be able to view the front of the woman’s face from a side angle. The artist created the seated woman with much detail; her nose, chin, slightly opened mouth, pronounced brow line and inset eyes show this. She reaches for the chest with her right arm in a very delicate manner as her left arm lays on the throne for support.
What I mean by this is that when people look at the statue, they pretty much getting the whole picture. They can see what the sculptor was trying to accomplish. Another reason why I think this statue is a good work of art is because of all the stories that come with it. Nobody knows one hundred percent what story the statue is actually portraying or if it’s even one of the stories that people suggest. It could be portraying a totally different story. That’s why I like it and find it very interesting because it leaves it to the person to interpret it as they
The woman depicted in the sculpture stands straight and tall. Her large scale along with her posture gives her a powerful appearance. Her expression is serene and composed. She does not exhibit much emotion. Instead, she is shown as being stoic and controlled. She looks straight ahead, and her entire body points forward.
A bronze sculpture consisting of just six rectangular shapes and a semi-rectangular base, this piece is very simple, and its minimalistic structure is similar to that of Malevich’s Supremacist Composition: Airplane Flying. From a certain angle, the sculpture resembles a figure stumbling and falling over the base, depicting some sort of motion. In this sense, it is similar to Boccioni’s Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, which sought to use air currents to symbolize a moving figure. The simplistic yet abstract nature of Shapiro’s work makes it feel right as home in the Modernist Revolution, despite the fact that Shapiro’s sculpture was made in 1991, more than 70 years after the Modernist Revolution occurred. In addition, Untitled is unlike any other “figure” sculpture we have studied thus far. Just about every major sculpture we have covered resembles some form of a human-like body, whether they be an actual human or a divine figure. Even Unique Forms of Continuity in Space possesses what appear to be legs, a head and a torso. The odd and minimalistic composition of Untitled means that is possesses no definite form resembling a human and could very well be meant to resemble something completely unrelated to human, quite possibly an inanimate object or even something that was not meant to be resembled. It is the only work of its kind present at the sculpture garden, and as such, it carries far more mystery than any other work
From an historical perspective, this piece is an excellent example of early classical Rome. You can sense the respect and admiration that the average Roman citizen had for Augustus, in the fine details of the sculpture.
From my observation at the Met, this sculpture is inside a medium glass and space. Also, it is by itself in the glass. It is a three-dimensional sculpture created by modeling and merging hard materials. Next to it there are other deities (Vishnu, Parvati, Ganesh etc.) and sculptors from the Chola Dynasty. The other works near it complements the sculpture as I have stated above they are from the same time period so, they are related to each other some way and
Then there is a sculpture called ‘Kouros/statue of Standing Youth’ which represents the meant back in the day and age. The sculpture is a very young, athletic, toned man. This man has the body every man wants. This sculpture is desirable to every women. This man represents power, and desire. Unlike the sculpture of the woman this man has a face and a very powerful looking
The statues, Heyl Aphrodite and Capitoline Gaul, both contain human-like features, but only one shows the ideal woman figure. By observing Heyl Aphrodite, viewers notice her soft, curvaceous figure. Her body is proportional creating balance and harmony. Fabric hugs the goddess’s body, draping over her right breast, while exposing the left, conveying a sense of sexuality. Her lack of eye contact expresses weakness, while her body posture, with the aid of the fabric, shows movement. Merker compares the artwork in her book, when she writes, “The raised right shoulder gives a sense of movement; although there is no torsion, one feels there ought to be and is reminded of the unstable, twisting movement of the Heyl Aphrodite in
The body of Adam, fully nude with the exception of a leaf, is very realistic and accurate, greatly detailed from his tightly curled hair to the creases in his knuckles. Without even touching the work I can “see” the purity of its marble and the smoothness of its carving. The muscle and facial expression of Adam are remarkably convincing qualities, showing the overall tense feeling of Adam’s pose. He stands on a flat base, and it is seen there that he is leaning forward because both feet are slightly lifted off the ground. He seems to be moving in a forward direction. That encouraged me to explore the back of the sculpture, where I found the same remarkable realism through muscles depiction and perfected proportion.
Greek art, especially sculpture, was a common way to explore and reach past the confines of mankind’s natural appearance be it through penises, huge muscles, or generalized unrealistic body standards. Hercules and the Hydra, a sculpture by Mathias Gasteiger, presents an image of masculinity through the expressive posture and form of Hercules once you look past those gleaming bronze pectorals, and into the intricate details of the piece.
He successfully merged modern sculptural concerns with traditional forms through drawings and sculptures. The structural skill of these works is incredible, even breathtaking at times; Neri spent his lifetime exploring the possibilities of combining posture, movement and material to make many great peices. Through years of sketches, drawings and paintings, he’s found the balance of how shapes and hues fit together. Through texture and paint, he’s able to simulate the effect of actual flesh while bringing out the inner emotion of the figures. Neri’s bronzes, marbles and plasters immortalize the amazing adventure of being alive and being free. The three dimensional pieces do not actually move, however the blending of the textures make you visualize and anticipated next movement, Neri’s work has the power to fill the viewer with
This sculpture represents Bodhisattva Maitreya. Bodhisattvas are knowledgeable characters who defer their sanctification to support all sentient individuals (Rambelli, 207). Unlike other Buddha statues the Bodhisattva is an invented character, not a replica of an exact character to Buddha. Bodhisattvas have several of those attributes of Christian benefactors (Gresham and Dunham, 400). They are sympathetic characters who assist congregants. Contrary to saints; nonetheless, they are not affiliated with historical individuals, hagiographies, or suffering.
The ancient Greeks believed in a strong mind and a strong body. Their celebration of the physical beauty and ability of the human body can be seen in their sculpture, writings, and sporting events. The physical beauty of the human body is shown in the marble sculpture “Kraisos” (Benton and DiYanni 64). The sculpture shows a male with a defined muscular mid-section, broad shoulders, and thick legs. There is more detail and a more natural appearance in this sculpture compared to a similar statue from approximately 60 years earlier. The face of the sculpture is realistic and the left foot is forward, as seen in Egyptian sculpture. The art of thought was established by the philosophers of ancient
Sayre the author says, “The Buddha is the most extensive collection of large-scale sculptures in the world and can be found an hour north of New York City in the lower Hudson Valley at Storm King Art Center (“A World of Art”). Zhang seems to like the traditional aspects of chinses culture, because he re-used an ash material form other artists, to create his own sculpture. The techniques he used to create the sculpture is casting, assemblage, and construction. Without using these three additive techniques of sculpting, the artwork wouldn’t have been fragile, and not overwhelming in size. The subject of the “three Legged-Buddha” is another conflict with the governmental rules and regulations, and it has drawn a lot of attention due to its strong message that it conveys. When I initially examined the art piece for the first time, it looked like a huge dismantled, three legged human figure. I thought it was a symbol for keeping your body in better shape over your mind. The most amazing part of the sculpture is how extremely large it is compared to the electrocution sculpture. After reading and interpreting the sculpture it struck me that it was made for ceremonial gathering, where incense placed and burned from inside of the sculpture, and pours out of the head. I think that the artist was trying to involve the visitors in his sculpture. Since Zhang Huan
Both the sculpture and the text depict Laocoön’s movements at magnifying detail in their respective medium. For instance, the sculpture depicts Laocoön with a dynamic pose. The priest’s limbs spread out in agony, filling up a viewer’s the visual space, leaving a lasting impact. The creases of Laocoön’s muscles achieve in depicting the strain and tension the priest is exerting on his limbs and torso, showing the tremendous effort the preist puts in to break free of the serpents. Simultaneously, Laocoön’s toes grip onto the floor, trying to regain his stance. By filling up