3D: Focus on the Figure
May 8, 2021 - August 29, 2021Hodge Gallery
The human form has provided sculptors with inspiration for thousands of years. The very first sculptures created were stylized representations of the human form. In Western Art, the human form has evolved over several centuries from predominantly religious and mythological subject matter to works that come close to abstraction. Traditionally, artists work in materials like metal stone or clay; however, contemporary works incorporate a variety of materials like glass and found objects.
This exhibition explores the rich history of depicting the human form in three dimensions with sculptures spanning over five centuries and includes sculptures by Renaissance and Baroque artists such as Giovanni della Robbia and Gerolamo Campagna, Antonio Canova to Modernist and contemporary works by Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali.
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