Wednesday, October 31, 2007

To Marley "The Post" promotor

Marley, I have considered the 9 Muses see above, but they are quite complicated. Let me try the Three Graces first. This is a “Text book” belonging to my Grandmother. Someone has written in a mature hand the various labels to help me! I love old books, especially if they have notes in pencil by family members. Her Bible is simply covered in “translations” in pencil. She died in 1936. What a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Three Graces






















Here are a few examples to compare of “The Three Graces” in Sculpture. They were a popular subject over the centuries like Chris’ Leda and the swan. See his blog here

It is interesting from the point of view; quite literally, arranging 3 girls to best advantage. How would you do it?

Now I am not going to upset Amanda on the subject of the “male gaze” because best advantage is purely from the aesthetics of the female form; the most important form on earth. How Henry Moore saw the female form so differently only time will tell and judge.
I think I will attempt A Three Graces but more research is needed!





Friday, October 26, 2007

October Roses


Beauty and the Beast; summer's gone but some colour hangs on.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

7000 year old sculpture

Well here's one for the book. 7000 year old sculpture found in Central Europe, named Hedvika.

http://www.radio.cz/en/article/96639

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Countryside Exhibition


We expect to get the brochure catalogue early next week. If you would like one please get in touch and we will post one to you.
I am searching for a place on the web to put the PDF of it so anyone can download a copy. If you are desperate for a PDF in the mean time please let me know and I can email one to you. (about 2.3M so if you have broadband it should work fine).
There will be news and reviews - here - and photographs of the event in the Air Gallery, Dover Street, will be posted afterwards.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Sculpting blindfolded

I was made to do something like this some years ago. It was fun and it is the reactions on the face of the participants at the end which is perhaps the most entertaining!
http://www.leanmeanfightingmachine.co.uk/hello/

Monday, October 08, 2007

Franta Belsky

We had some fun yesterday, my wife’s aunt held a party for the reinstallation of her sculpture which was stolen a year or two ago. I was able to complete another one of the edition for her.

After a very good party I remembered that she had lent me a book about a friend of hers called Franta Belsky an accomplished Czech sculptor who settled in England. He had a very interesting life well worth following up .




I rather discounted him because of the rather strange work in Knightsbridge which I do not care for but some of his other work is exquisite and much of it I highly recommend.



He also did some very famous portraits, best known of; Our Queen, Sir Winston Churchill, President Truman and shown above my Regiment’s Colonel, “Colonel Dickie” (Earl Mountbatten of Burma).






I must admit I was a little shocked the first time I saw a picture like this. It was of Churchill himself confronted by this life study with a sly grin on his face. I doubt somehow that he actually posed for this portrait without cloths!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Zoomquilt Surreal


Surreal flash
If you like surreal art then I think you will like this http://www.libo.ru/i359.html
It takes a moment to load up but the concept is very captivating. Rather nightmarish but still very clever.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Hands again












I am working on those hands again and found some examples in the Louvre. I am grateful to Paulo for the pictures he has taken as they remind me just how important it is to get them right.
I leave you, dear reader, to decide whether they are good examples.

If you were to follow the advice of anonymous John over on Baroque Art you would be restricted to study only one work on each visit to the Museum.
For me at the moment I must concentrate on the subject “Hands”.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulogyensfan/



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