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116,653. Terracotta Army: The biggest tableau of sculpture made anywhere in the planet ever. (Civilisation & Creativity & Culture & Art & Sculpture) Mary Beard, Civilisations II: How Do We Look, BBC 2018
116,655. The Boxer: The body beautiful was not so very far from the body brutalised. (Civilisation & Creativity & Culture & Art & Sculpture) ibid.
4,652. It may be that the sensation of being a woman presents another emphasis in art, and particularly in terms of sculpture, for there is a whole range of perception belonging to feminine experience. So many ideas spring from an inside response to form. (Woman & Sculpture & Artist) Barbara Hepworth
11,444. Carving is interrelated masses conveying an emotion: a perfect relationship between the mind and the colour, light and weight which is the stone, made by the hand which feels. (Artists: Hepworth & Sculpture) Barbara Hepworth
11,445. It is easy now to communicate with people through abstraction, and particularly so in sculpture. Since the whole body reacts to its presence, people become themselves a living part of the whole. (Artists: Hepworth & Sculpture) Barbara Hepworth
11,475. Before I start carving the idea must be almost complete. I say ‘almost’ because the really important thing seems to be the sculptor’s ability to let his intuition guide him over the gap between conception and realization without compromising the integrity of the original idea; the point being that the material has vitality – it resists and makes demands. (Artists: Hepworth & Sculpture) Barbara Hepworth
9,816. This internationalism of the 12th century extended to architecture and sculpture. (Art & Civilisation & Architecture & Sculpture) Kenneth Clark: Civilisation: The Great Thaw 2/13, BBC 1969
9,823. In the fifteenth century Greco-Roman sculpture had become a shining almost inaccessible model to the more adventurous artists. (Art & Civilisation & Sculpture) Kenneth Clark, Civilisation: The Hero as Artist 5/13
9,824. The city fathers also commissioned ... a gigantic figure of David ... What a man! Everyone who met Michelangelo recognised that he had an unequal power of mind and skill of hand. (Art & Civilisation & Sculpture & Artists: Michelangelo) ibid.
9,839. The work of Bernini is ideal and eternal. He was a very great artist ... He not only gave baroque Rome its character but he was the chief source of an international style that has spread all over Europe ... He was dazzlingly precocious ... He became more skilful in the carving of marble than any sculptor has ever been. (Art & Civilisation & Sculpture & Artists: Bernini) Kenneth Clark, Civilisation: Grandeur & Obedience 7/13
9,841. Bernini was only twenty-five and the very next year he was made the architect of St Peter’s. (Art & Civilisation & Rome & Sculpture & Artists: Bernini) ibid.
9,842. Bernini is perhaps the only artist in history who has been able to carry through such a vast design over so long a period. (Art & Civilisation & Sculpture & Artists: Bernini) ibid.
9,843. The Bronze Baldaccini ... It’s incredible ... The perfection of craftsmanship that extends to every detail. (Art & Civilisation & Sculpture & Artists: Bernini) ibid.
9,897. Jean Fautrier: Head of a Hostage 1943-4: A sculpture made of lead ... as part of a series that included drawings and painting called The Hostage Series. (Art & Sculpture) Tim Marlow on ... The New Tate Modern
11,556. Louise Bourgeois: The female body, about her own body being the source of sculpture. (Art & Sculpture & Artists: Bourgeois) ibid.
9,909. Of all the arts in British over the last century sculpture has undergone the most radical of journeys. (Art & Sculpture) Tim Marlow on ... British Sculpture 2011
9,910. Albert Gilbert was part of a movement called The New Sculpture. (Art & Sculpture) ibid.
9,911. I think this is one of the great British sculptures of the twentieth century: it’s called Early One Morning and it was made in 1962 by the then new kid on the block Anthony Caro. (Art & Sculpture & Artists: Caro) ibid.
9,912. An Exhibit 1958; reconstruction 2011 – Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton. (Art & Sculpture) ibid.
9,913. Counterpoint IX 1973 – Tim Scott. (Art & Sculpture) ibid.
9,914. Mumdadland 1997 – Gary Webb. (Art & Sculpture) ibid.
9,915. Richard Long, who had made this work, was one of Caro’s students at St Martin’s in the late sixties ... Chalk Line 1984. (Art & Sculpture) ibid.
9,916. Carl Andre’s notorious and celebrated Equivalent VIII 1966 otherwise known as The Bricks which caused such a controversy in British art in the ’70s. (Art & Sculpture) ibid.
9,937. The debates that had raged around realism when [Gustave] Courbet was painting also were mirrored in the development of sculpture. (Art & Sculpture & Artists: Courbet) Tim Marlow, The Nude: The Enlightenment, Sky Arts 2012
9,939. What is painting and sculpture for? (Art & Painting & Sculpture) ibid.
9,940. Photography threw down a huge challenge to those who painted or sculpted the human body. (Art & Painting & Sculpture & Photography) ibid.
9,945. The Burghers of Calais 1884-95: Six men on their way to die; it’s an incredibly powerful sculpture. (Art & Sculpture & Artists: Rodin) Tim Marlow Meets Tony Bennett, Tim
10,494. Michelangelo is probably the most potent sculpture who ever wielded a chisel. He was also a great painter and architect too. (Artists: Michelangelo & Sculpture) Great Artists with Tim Marlow: Michelangelo
10,496. His first commission in Rome: Bacchus. It’s a garden statue. (Artists: Michelangelo & Rome & Sculpture) ibid.
10,497. It’s a heroic celebration of human form. And in many ways David perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the renaissance. (Artists: Michelangelo & Sculpture) ibid.
10,833. Auguste Rodin redefined the idea of sculpture in European art. Without losing any of its power and grandeur he liberated it from the constraints of classicism and created three-dimensional forms which pulsated with life and energy ... He became one of the fathers of modern art. (Artists: Rodin & Sculpture) Great Artists with Tim Marlow: Auguste Rodin
10,834. Rodin’s big break came in 1880 when he was commissioned to produce two vast bronze doors as to an entrance to a proposed new museum of decorative arts ... And produced The Gates of Hell. (Artists: Rodin & Sculpture) ibid.
10,835. The Kiss ... One of the most erotic works of art. (Artists: Rodin & Sculpture) ibid.
10,836. Because of the First World War there was no state funeral. None the less, politicians and dignitaries from all over the world came to the ceremony to pay homage to the man who passionately and thoughtfully had put sculpture right back in the mainstream of modern art. (Artists: Rodin & Sculpture) ibid.
10,928. The only finished sculpture that Degas ever exhibited: The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen 1880-1881 cast c.1922. (Artists: Degas & Sculpture) Tim Marlow on Degas and the Ballet
11,421. Epstein’s work was no stranger to controversy ... What he did was throw down a gauntlet that was pivotally picked up by younger British sculptures not least Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. The sculptural language of Moore and Hepworth was developed in the 20s and 30s through the use of direct carving. (Artists: Moore & Artists: Hepworth & Artists: Epstein & Sculpture) Tim Marlow on ... British Sculpture 2011
11,422. Her [Hepworth] and Moore and forging a dialogue between sculptural space and form and sculpture in a public space ... Hepworth and Moore very much leading the way, and making it clear that the idea of a British modern sculptural tradition had very much been established and was existing in an international context. (Artists: Moore & Artists: Hepworth & Sculpture) ibid.
11,665. You have to absolutely acknowledge the work of Rachel Whiteread, whose now destroyed concrete casts of an entire house in East London in 1993 remains a haunting memory. (Artists: Whiteread & Sculpture) ibid.
11,640. At the very beginning of the 1960s a young Englishman ... developed a form of radical welded abstract steel sculpture. (Artists: Caro & Sculpture) Tim Marlow on Anthony Caro at Chatsworth House
11,641. Using industrial steel, he constructed rather than carved or caste, and placed his sculptures directly on the ground. (Artists: Caro & Sculpture) ibid.
10,132. Bernini: as architect, as sculpture, as painter, the man could do everything. (Art & Artists: Bernini & Architecture & Sculpture & Painting & Compliment) Waldemar Januszczak, Baroque! – From St Peter’s to St Paul’s I, BBC 2013
10,133. His work is filled with movement and restless transformation. (Art & Artists: Bernini) ibid.