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★ Sculpture

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.  (Artist & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

 

11,640.  At the very beginning of the 1960s a young Englishman ... developed a form of radical welded abstract steel sculpture.  (Artist & 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.  (Artist & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

 

10,132.  Bernini: as architect, as sculpture, as painter, the man could do everything.  (Art & Artist: 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 & Artist: Bernini)  ibid.

 

10,134.  The Baroque loved painted ceilings.  ibid.

 

10,135.  The first truly global art movement.  ibid.

 

 

10,233.  In 1963 artist Dan Flavin began creating sculptures using nothing but that ubiquitous modern lighting unit - the fluorescent tube.  (Art & Sculpture)  Andrew Graham-Dixon, Art of America: What Lies Beneath 3/3, BBC 2011

 

 

10,503.  Michelangelo has achieved the peak of painting and sculpture.  (Artist & Sculpture & Painting)  Michelangelo: Heart and Stone starring Rutger Hauer & Massimo Odierna & Giancarlo Giannini et al, opening line, Sky Arts 2013

 

 

10,506.  Sculpture is the lantern to painting.  (Artist & Painting & Sculpture)  Michelangelo

 

 

10,507.  Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.  (Artist & Sculpture)  Michelangelo

 

 

10,509.  In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action.  I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.  (Artist & Sculpture)  Michelangelo

 

 

10,562.  She is in ecstasy all right.  Her head is thrown back, her mouth is open ... You have to look.  You don’t know where to look.  (Artist & Sculpture)  Simon Schama’s Power of Art: Bernini

 

10,563.  A nun in the throes of ecstasy ... Bernini knew all about passion: that’s what his art was about.  It was this physical intensity that would transform sculpture.  (Artist & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

10,564.  He could like an alchemist change one material into another: marble into trees, leaves, hair, and of course flesh.  (Artist & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

10,565.  Bernini arrived in Rome in 1605 just at the time Caravaggio’s punchy street dramas were electrifying the Church.  Giving it a new vision of how to move the flock.  (Artist & Sculpture & Rome)  ibid.

 

10,566.  This is Apollo and Daphne.  A story of sexual huntings Apollo wants the nymph Daphne.  She definitely doesn’t want him.  He runs after her and just as he is about to grab her the gods answer her prayers by turning her into a laurel tree.  It’s all action sculpture – Apollo breaking his breathless run, his cape and his hair still flying in the wind.  (Artist & Sculpture)  ibid.  

 

10,567.  Bernini is in his early twenties.  A Superstar.  Someone on whom the almighty and the powerful almost fawn.  (Artist & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

10,568.  Top that: no-one ever could ... We are looking at the most intense, convulsive drama of the body that any of us experience  ... The visualisation of complete bliss.  (Artist & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

 

10,841.  I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need.  (Artist & Sculpture)  Auguste Rodin

 

 

11,763.  Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.  (Artist & Sculpture)  Auguste Rodin

 

 

11,207.  A wood carver – his name Grinling Gibbons.  (Artist & Wood & Sculpture)  Carved With Love: The Genius of British Woodwork II: The Glorious Grinling Gibbons, BBC 2013

 

11,208.  His carvings adorned the greatest buildings in Britain.  (Artist & Wood & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

11,209.  The greatest wood carver in British history.  (Artist & Wood & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

11,210.  Gibbons had English parents but he was brought up in the Netherlands.  (Artist & Wood & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

 

10,306.  Henry Moore: the son of a Yorkshire coal miner ... Three hundred sketches: the shelter drawings ... Moore had become a global phenomenon ... Moore produced over six thousand sculptures.  (Art & Artist: Moore & Sculpture)  Great Artists in Their Own Words II: Out of the Darkness 1939-1966

 

 

10,324.  Damien Hirst: Mother and Child Divided.  (Artist & Sculpture) Great Artists in Their Own Words III: But is it Art? 1976-1993 Equivalent VIII 1966 

 

 

11,424.  Since the Gothic, European sculpture had become overgrown with moss, weeds – all sorts of surface excrescences which completely concealed shape.  It has been Brancusi's special mission to get rid of this overgrowth, and make us once more shape-conscious.  To do this he has had to concentrate on very simple direct shapes, to keep his sculpture, as it were, one-cylindered, to refine and polish a single shape to a degree almost too precious ... it may now be no longer necessary to close down and restrict sculpture to the single (static) form unit.  We can now begin to open out.  To relate and combine together several forms of varied sizes, sections, and directions into one organic whole.  (Artist & Sculpture)  Henry Moore, The Sculpture Speaks 1937

 

11,425.  I have always paid great attention to natural forms, such as bones, shells, and pebbles etc.  Sometimes for several years running I have been to the same part of the seashore – but each year a new shape of pebble has caught my eye, which the year before, though it was there in hundreds, I never saw ... Pebbles show Nature’s way of working stone.  (Artist & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

11,426.  The first hole made through a piece of stone is a revelation.  The hole connects one side to the other, making it immediately more three-dimensional.  A hole can itself have as much shape-meaning as a solid mass.  Sculpture in air is possible, where the stone contains only the hole, which is the intended and considered form. The mystery of the hole – the mysterious fascination of caves in hill sides and cliffs.  (Artist & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

 

11,436.  From the moment she met Ben Nicholson, Barbara [Hepworth] abandoned her figurative style and converted to Ben’s modernist cause.  (Artist: Hepworth & Artist: Nicholson & Sculpture)  Dr James Fox, The Art of Cornwall

 

11,437.  With Nicholson and Hepworth the new outpost of international modernism had been formed here.  (Artist: Hepworth & Artist: Nicholson & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

11,438.  Garbo was an even more unlikely presence in Cornwall than Hepworth and Nicholson.  (Artist: Hepworth & Artist: Nicholson & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

11,439.  A wave of young artists now poured into St Ives.  (Artist: Hepworth & Artist: Nicholson & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

11,440.  The Festival of Britain was a blueprint for the world of tomorrow.  And the nation’s artists were all asked to contribute.  None however had quite the impact of Barbara’s monumental work Contrapunctal Forms.  (Artist: Hepworth & Artist: Nicholson & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

11,441.  He [Ben] was insanely jealous.  Spurred on by this the 1950s became a prolific period for Ben too.  He exhibited around the world.  His work was snapped up by the best museums.  And he won virtually every international prize going.  Critics even dubbed him the British Picasso.  (Artist: Hepworth & Artist: Nicholson & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

11,442.  The break with Ben was the most traumatic event in Barbara’s life.  (Artist: Hepworth & Artist: Nicholson & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

 

121,437.  Their particular genius was for sculpture.  From the fifteenth century the Maori began constructing large permanent household often adorned with elaborate carvings.  (Art & New Zealand & Sculpture)  James Fox, Oceans Apart: Art and the Pacific s1e3: New Zealand

 

121,438.  All around the meeting house are wall panels called poupou that depict ancestral history and myth.  (Art & New Zealand & Sculpture)  ibid. 

 

 

11,447.  A shark – a big fish – in a tank of formaldehyde; how does it become a work of art?  (Artist & Sculpture)  Brian Sewell

 

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