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Jean-Joseph-Alexandre Falguière (French, 1831-1900), Bust of Diana , ca. 1882, bronze

The Portland Art Museum

     No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.  
     -   Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini

(Source: cressus, via caravaggista)

Elizabeth McGrath Savoy (2008) Wood, resin, cloth. (42’ x 22’ x 22’) 

Contemporary artist, Elizabeth McGrath, who’s ghoulish sculptures and dioramas won her the International Horror Guild Award for Best Art.

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Sir George Frampton Marble Effigy of Lady Isobel Wilson. St James Church, Warter, East Riding of Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Wolds. 

Originally the memorial to Lady Isobel was housed in a purpose built Classical mausoleum in the St James churchyard but this was demolished in 1966 and the memorial moved to inside the church.
Sir George Frampton Marble Effigy of Lady Isobel Wilson. St James Church, Warter, East Riding of Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Wolds.

Originally the memorial to Lady Isobel was housed in a purpose built Classical mausoleum in the St James churchyard but this was demolished in 1966 and the memorial moved to inside the church.
CJ Colinet Theban Dancer (early 20th century) marble base, inscribed Cl. J.R. Colinet. (Height 16 1/2 x width 22 x depth 9 1/2 inches.)

CJ Colinet Theban Dancer (early 20th century) marble base, inscribed Cl. J.R. Colinet. (Height 16 1/2 x width 22 x depth 9 1/2 inches.)

C.J. Colinet Ankara Dancer (c. early 20th century) bronze sculpture (12 x 17 inches) Private Collection.

C.J. Colinet Ankara Dancer (c. early 20th century) bronze sculpture (12 x 17 inches) Private Collection.

Lee Sauder Odalisque (2007) bloom iron with steel base. 

Lee Sauder Odalisque (2007) bloom iron with steel base. 

Francie Allen Odalisque (2010) painted chicken wire (47 x 46 x 36 cms) 

Francie Allen Odalisque (2010) painted chicken wire (47 x 46 x 36 cms) 

Adrian Villar Rojas El momento más hermoso de la guerra no sabe distinguir el amor de cualquier sentimiento (The Most Beautiful Moment of War Does Not Know How to Distinguish Love from Any Other Sentiment) (2009) Site specific sculpture, Clay (unfired), plaster, burlap, wood, rocks and glass (650 x 600 x 2100 m) X Bienal Internacional de Cuenca - EcuadorPhoto: Adrián Villar Rojas

Adrian Villar Rojas El momento más hermoso de la guerra no sabe distinguir el amor de cualquier sentimiento (The Most Beautiful Moment of War Does Not Know How to Distinguish Love from Any Other Sentiment) (2009) Site specific sculpture, Clay (unfired), plaster, burlap, wood, rocks and glass (650 x 600 x 2100 m) X Bienal Internacional de Cuenca - Ecuador
Photo: Adrián Villar Rojas

Adrian Villar Rojas Mi familia muerta (My Dead Family) (2009)Site specific sculpture, Clay (unfired), wood, rocks and glass (500 x 350 x 2800 cm) Bienal del Fin del Mundo - Ushuaia - ArgentinaPhoto: Carla Barbero and Kayné di Pilato

Adrian Villar Rojas Mi familia muerta (My Dead Family) (2009)Site specific sculpture, Clay (unfired), wood, rocks and glass (500 x 350 x 2800 cm) Bienal del Fin del Mundo - Ushuaia - Argentina
Photo: Carla Barbero and Kayné di Pilato

Adrian Villar Rojas Mi abuelo muerto (My Dead Grandfather) (2010) Site specific sculpture Clay (unfired), cement, burlap and wood (500 x 2300 x 400 cm) Akademie der Künste, Berlin, GermanyPhoto: Adrián Villar Rojas

Adrian Villar Rojas Mi abuelo muerto (My Dead Grandfather) (2010) Site specific sculpture Clay (unfired), cement, burlap and wood (500 x 2300 x 400 cm) Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Photo: Adrián Villar Rojas



Gordon Baldwin Land Becoming Vessel Perhaps (2010) charcoal and paper. York Art Gallery, York, England.

Gordon Baldwin Land Becoming Vessel Perhaps (2010) charcoal and paper. York Art Gallery, York, England.

Gordon Baldwin Bowl (1986) earthenware ceramic with glazing. (11.5 x 8 inches) The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England. 

Gordon Baldwin Bowl (1986) earthenware ceramic with glazing. (11.5 x 8 inches) The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England. 

Gordon BaldwinA pedestal Bowl with extended rim (1979) Private Collection, directly acquired from the artist (29.5 x 29 cm)

Gordon BaldwinA pedestal Bowl with extended rim (1979) Private Collection, directly acquired from the artist (29.5 x 29 cm)