12-3-07 - David 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. focus on the representation...

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David 1. focus on the representation of the human body, male nude 2. make stone look like flesh 3. traditional sculpture has a vertical orientation 4. depicted in such a way to convey a narrative 5. limited points of view from which one is to see it, an arc of optimum viewing positions 6. traditional sculpture appears to exist in its own time and space a. achieved through the use of pedestals and bases Rodin changes conception of sculpture Walking man a. More interested in bronze than he is in stone b. Human body and stripped of arms and head c. Chunky in the way that it’s modeled d. Clear that it is worked on, no illusion of human body e. Trying to convey the idea of motion Not a normal stride, extended leg, body lunges forward f. No sentimental qualities without head or arm, no narrative g. Would create clay models, then cast in bronze Russian Constructivists Related to Russian revolution Starting of a new society Not going to do illusionist space, engaging in real space Reject individual and private expression David Smith Abstract expressionist sculptor
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12-3-07 - David 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. focus on the representation...

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