Examples of sculptures made by the artists during wonderful evenings of sculpting the human figure.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Way Cool Kinetic Sculpture
Theo Jansen of Holland is making these amazing sculptures that are powered only by the wind. Go to the you-tube movie to see them walking. Absolute Genius.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Linear Form vs. Organic Form in Sculpture
This is an interesting comparison between Linear Form (as in Brancusi) and Organic Form (as in Rodin). In it I even talk about how that sculpture is really drawing and architecture combined. If you'd like to read the article, view the PDF here.
Sculpture is like a journey. You have a different view as you return. The three-dimensional world is full of surprises in a way that a two-dimensional world could never be.-Henry Moore.
In My opinion, long and intense study of the human figure is the necessary foundation for a sculptor. The human figure is most complex and subtle and difficult to grasp in form and construction, and so it makes the most exacting form for study and comprehension.-Henry Moore.
"Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit by which nature herself is animated."
"Art, moreover, is taste. It is the reflection of the artist's heart upon all the objects that he creates."
"When you carve, never see the form in length, but always in thickness. Never consider a surface except as the extremity of a volume, as the point, more or less large, which it directs to you."
"When a good sculptor models a statue, whatever it is,he must first clearly conceive the general idea; then, until his task is ended, he must keep this idea of the whole in his mind in order to subordinate and ally to it every smallest detail of his work. And this is not accomplished without an intense effort of mind and concentration of thought."