With Felipe’s article still around amongst a pile of other useless paper work I need to think this through.
“Animal or human figure approaching or exceeding life size, carved or modelled, in the round.”
Sculpture is less specific with little limitations of subject, stype (new word, meaning; subject style and type), size or technique and even includes relief.
Monument is just an aide to remember the past and includes almost any object.
Portrait – in conjunction with one or more of the above becomes more accurate in many cases.
So a Henry Moore is a sculpture. Eros in Piccadilly is a statue not a portrait. Rodin’s Balzac is a statue, portrait and monument. All are sculpture and all are Art.
So where does Political statement come in?
So where does statement of an idea come in?
So where does ornament fit in? And the practical ones above?
Perhaps' also in Piccadilly Circus, those horses by Rudy Weller picture at the top.
So where does Art for Art’s sake come in?
And does it have to have some sort of message?
Can we get away with?
‘I like this, I hope you do too’.
Something like the Chapman Brothers might do for us! No? Then it is a question of taste?