Thursday, February 3, 2011

Physicality in Sculpture: Classical and Current

We were astounded by the physicality of the Roman horse head sculpture we stumbled upon the other night at Rogue Classicism. Every inch describes a muscular, powerful force in a style that's so realistic, it's almost stylized. Not surprisingly, we loved it, and were reminded of a favorite sculptor of ours, Beth Cavener Stichter. She too has the seemingly innate gift of capturing fluid, liquid-like movement in her realistic animal sculptures. Of course, there's much more than the obvious virtuosity of the sculpture, see for yourself...

Beth Cavener Stichter, Breathe

Beth Cavener Stichter, Cornered Rabbit

Roman Funerary Monument via Ian W. Scott's Flickr Stream

Beth Cavener Stichter, Please

Beth Cavener Stichter, I'll Not Tell

1 comment:

  1. love your scuplture beth and your finishings.