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The Power of Art

The Power of Art is a fascinating series of programmes presented by Simon Schama. He presents each painter in the context of his time, here are a couple of my favourites, via Youtube:   Jaques-Louis David and his masterpiece “La morte de Marat” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUr3P_sIHbE&feature=share&list=ULyUr3P_sIHbE The Power of Art – Caravaggio (complete episode) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUeGRGLGXFY&feature=share&list=PLE5D765E8D8C06F8E The Power of… Read more »

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Please touch the works of art: Tactile experience of sculpture

Please touch the works of Art. Okay, so I think it actually said; ‘S’il vous plait pour touchers les ouvres,’ because it was in the Louvre. Just off the Hall of Italian Sculpture, in the Denon Wing of the Louvre is the tactile chamber: where you are allowed to touch the sculptures. I think it… Read more »

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Sculpture Casting

This is how my sculpture from the Lara summer sculpture course turned out after casting: It’s been cast into plaster with a stainless steel armature from a silicone mould. The casting was done by Martin Adamson of The Sculpture Studio who outlined the process to me. Pre-casting Reconstruction It was a shock to discover just… Read more »

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Écorché Skull at the Ruskin Art and Anatomy Summer school

I made this écorché skull under the direction of sculptor Eleanor Crook, as part of an inspiring summer school at the Ruskin School of Art: Focussing on ‘Art and Anatomy’ the summer school included a generous amount of drawing time along with sculpture, lectures, discussions and presentations. I’ll be doing a few more posts on the… Read more »

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Summer figure sculpture

It was fantastic sculpting this from life in LARA’s summer intensive sculpture course. The model was amazing; he managed to hold this pose, 6 hours a day for 2 weeks! Armature We started out with an armature prepared for us, which we then arranged it to suit the model’s pose. We built solid masses for… Read more »