An eclectic group of 84 international artists guide us on a journey of beauty and art through 477 inspiring sculptures. Enjoy the variety of sculptures from the traditional to the avant garde, the serious to the whimsical. Artists employ a variety of media, including bronze, clay, glass, stone, and wood, as well as some less common materials such as ice, sand, and even food. The diversity of the their work and the range of their creativity and resourcefulness provides insight into the international trends in art today. The result is an eye-catching and wonderfully informative look at contemporary art. A must-have reference for serious art collectors and enthusiasts.
Entering the world of Les Lalanne is like entering a fairy tale world full of imagination and wildness. They inhabit a world full of animals, wild gardens, old fashioned gates and flower beds. Their sculptures are whimsical and at the same time elegant, with references to ancient French craftsmanship and twentieth-century Surrealism. An example of Claude’s work comes from her garden of choupattes or cabbages. Her cabbages are four feet tall and have chicken feet. As she casts from life, the size of her cabbage sculptures are determined by the size of the cabbage she grows, She says in Town and County, “the bigger the cabbage; the longer and more involved the casting and founding process. The sculptures are finished when they are given their chicken feet.” – http://worldartevents.blogspot.com/
This book is a collection of Albert Paley’s Exhibition held at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, N.Y. from May 1-June 27, 2010. Paley is Professor and Artist in Residence holding the Charlotte Fredericks Mowris Endowment Chair, at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Text by Carter Ratcliff, leading art critic and contributing editor of Art in America, whose writings have appeared in American and European Journals and in numerous museum publications.
The colorful geometric sculptures of Morton C. Bradley, Jr. (1912-2004), designed to be suspended from the ceiling, seem to float in the air like models of unknown, beautiful stars. As each sculpture slowly revolves, its intricate structure is transformed by a progression of colors that illuminate new aspects of its character. Bradley’s creations embody the mathematical structure of nature and the beauty of pure mathematics. In this lavishly illustrated first publication of Bradley’s remarkable body of work, bequeathed to Indiana University with which he had close ties, Lynn Gamwell explores the Harvard University milieu that gave rise to his artistic vision in the 1930s, his work as a painting conservator at the Fogg Museum, his study of music and mathematical patterning, and his founding of a workshop that fabricated these intricate handmade pieces, timelessly integrating pure Color and Form.
The magnificent artwork and uniquely Southern landscape of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art is celebrated in this book, complete with in-depth entries on artists including Henry Moore, Louise Bourgeois.
From its prehistoric origins to the conceptual modernity of the 20th century, sculpture has literally and figuratively molded the art world. Offering an integral vision of the evolution of forms across civilizations and epochs, 30 Centuries of Sculpture presents the masterpieces of sculpture that, with their intriguing silhouettes, have shaped the current notion of beauty. Sculptures can reflect an era, an artist, or his public; this gallery in high relief presents, with its numerous references, detailed commentaries on works, and biographies of artists, an open door to history and art, and an ideal guide for both students and neophytes.