Breaking and Integrating Tradition
Discusses the work of Swedish sculptor Lars Widenfalk
The life and work of Henry Matisse
Early Paris Avant – Gardes from Figure to Abstraction – Nineteenth century naturalism was obsessed with the “reality of vision,” imitate life and nature, not just form. However, cubism and early twentieth century sculpture aspired to the artist’s mental experience of the world, to the “conception of vision.” With examples of Rodin, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Lipchitz, and Pablo Picasso.
A Survey of Changing Approaches in Figurative Sculpture – Highlights Antonio Canova (Neoclassicism), Medardo Rosso (Impressionism), Umberto Boccioni (Futurism), Alexander Archipenko (Modernism), Henry Moore (Modernism), Louise Bourgeois (Surrealism), Stanley Bleifeld (Contemporary), and Aldo Casanova (Contemporary) to show figurative sculpture’s visual evolution as it has moved from the realistic to the abstract and back again.