Dancer of Fourteen Years, 1879-80,|
(1922 casting in bronze), Edgar Degas
|The Cathedrale, 1908, |
Auguste Rodin--so much more
than kissers and thinkers
|Queen of Air, Jenny Sparrow,|
assemblage sculpture, Degas revisited
As I suggested a few months ago in discussing the portrait bust today, stone carving is practically a lost art. Conversely, the idea of the "assemblage" was a twentieth century concept growing out of a painting tradition rather than sculpture. Picasso and others developed it as their collages became more and more three-dimensional. Today of course, in one way or another, most sculpture is created by means of the highly forgiving "additive" method, and the list of possible sculpture media grows almost daily.
|Rapunzel's Longing, 2008, Erica Zoe Loustau, mixed media installation. |
Degas would have loved this.