Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Terra Cotta

Early work by Who? Rodin!

I am keen to find a good example of two images of a terra cotta bust of similar ilk as these two, in an effort to compare media.

The first is ‘Flora’ by C-Belleuse , two different versions. Marble

The second is Mlle Vuillier by Aime-Jules Dalou , same work different lighting and view. Bronze

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Blogger chris miller said...

I'll keep an eye out for more examples.

BTW -- shouldn't we assume that the marbles were carved by someone different from the person who modeled the clay? (unless the sculptor was devoted to direct carving)

And carvers just can't seem to refrain from putting in their own little flourishes -- that exemplify their skill -- but don't necessarily improve the design.

10:25 pm  
Blogger Robert said...

Although there were many sculptors who could and did carve in the old tradition, it seems that there was and is, a whole spectrum of input from sculptors including 'just finishing' and 'none at all'!

Some 'businesses' were granted licences to cave or cast works to satisfy the market.

The little frourishes gave each work some distinguishing marks and originality I supose.

9:24 am  

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