- Arts and Design
Sculpture I Love
Sculpture - talent held in your hands.
The Squid powers to be say we should write about things we love. I, like many, love sculpture. It can be in stone, soap, sand, wood, glass, ice, butter, metal; the medium does matter to me. I am always impressed by what man can conjure up with his creative mind. When I look at the statue of David it gives me chills. To think that man could create such a work of beauty with hand and tool. But, then again, man was made in God's image and this is want God does, is create. It would have been quite a day, to be walking along and hearing the chipping noise and be able to peek in and see this creation at work.
We may want to throw a little debate in here since I would think there is some crossing over from carving to sculpture. I am not an expert but just a lover of the art. I welcome all comments.
So, come join me as I share with you some of my favorite sculptures. Thank you.
Updated News - July 12, 2013
The Art Scene - Los Angeles, CA
I recently returned from Downtown Los Angeles traveling with The Road Scholars , who provided a wonderful five day trip covering several of the top art museums within the Los Angeles area. On our field trips (bus service provided by the Road Scholars) we covered four major museums: The Getty (the building is a work of art in its own right), The Norton Simon (they have a excellent collection by Auguste Rodin, if you like metal sculptures, i.e. The Thinker) , The Huntington Library (encompass 200 acres of art and beautiful gardens) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (here you will find art for everyone).
What an adventure we had viewing such wonderful sites consisting of the Masters beautiful European Art, marble and bronze sculptures, gardens, and history behind the men and women who established these wonderful collections and made them available to the public.
I have added key information regarding these four museums to my "links" module if you would like to see what they have for viewing and future schedule exhibits.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your journey.
Born December 21, 1911 (May 31, 2010) in France
Artist and sculptor of modern and contemporary art
Quote by Louise: "I got peace of mind, only through the study of rules nobody could change."
credit: San Francisco Sentinel
Even thought she is put together as a structure or building, I think of Miss Liberty as a sculpture.
Creation of Korczak Ziolkowski, American Polish Sculptor
Still Under Construction
The head of Crazy Horse will be 87 feet (27 m) high; by comparison, the heads of the four U.S. Presidents at Mount Rushmore are each 60 feet (18 m) high.
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The Great Sphinx
Did you know, that during the dangerous construction of the "Presidents" at Mount Rushmore, no lives were lost.
photo credit: http://www.travelsd.com/Attractions/Mount-Rushmore...
Why Mount Rushmore and the Presidents
Gigantic Horse To Be Completed
"The 164ft high (50m) sculpture will dominate the landscape around Ebbsfleet, between Dartford and Gravesend in Kent."
Current post: Giant White Horse
Just a little statue that sits by my computer.
The Beauty of Wood
I ran into this artist on the Internet. I love wood and the various creations that can be made from wood. Do visit J. Christopher White's Web site. I am sure you will enjoy his work.
Easter Island Man
No it really isn't from Easter Island. My husband, Bruce, carved this before we were married, over 42 years ago. I have always loved it. Bruce passed away September 3, 2010 from lung cancer.
This was put together in individual carved pieces. The eyes were originally One-A-Day vitamins but faded over the years.
Is it a Carving or Sculpture?
Is working in wood considered only a carving or can it be a sculpture?
Yes, your using your hands and a tool.
I did my sculpture as a painter. I did not work as a sculptor. Henri Malisse
Link Along With Me
I have posted some excellent sites to visit if you love sculpture.
Learn how to do it here.
See all types of medium
A Marble Sculpting Symposium
- Philippe Faraut
See this artist's creations - bronze, stone; he teaches as well
- New Renaissance Art
Learn about Renaissance Art, Michelangelo, the Pieta
About Michelangelo and more
- Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
As Rodin said, "What makes my Thinker think is that he thinks not only with his brain, with his knitted brow, his distended nostrils and compressed lips, but with every muscle of his arms, back and legs, with his clenched fists and gripping toes."
- The Huntington Libraby
Over 200 acres of art and beautiful gardens in San Marino, California. They have included both Chinese and Japanese gardens, a Children's Garden, Conservatory and so much more.
- The Getty Center
I felt like I fell into a world surrounded by every conceivable idea or image of art - architecture, furniture, paintings, sculpture, design, future projections, history, research and teaching. The Getty has it all.
- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
LACMA is similar to the Getty in that it has a wide variety of art, featuring new exhibits on a regular bases, covering film, music, education, libraries, conservation - all art forms.
art, a store, moving pics, lots to see
- Sculpture Site
contemporary art gallery in San Francisco Bay; over a 100 artists reviewed
Rodin's Thinker (credit: Norton Simon Museum)
Day (1520-34) - By Michelangelo
Lincoln Memorial - Created by Daniel Chester French, American sculptor.
The finished statue is 19 feet tall, carved of 28 blocks of white Georgia marble.
photo credit: Lincoln Memorial