Constantin Brancusi: Sculpting the Essence of Things (Sculptors Series) por James Pearson

Constantin Brancusi: Sculpting the Essence of Things (Sculptors Series) por James Pearson

Titulo del libro: Constantin Brancusi: Sculpting the Essence of Things (Sculptors Series)

Autor: James Pearson

Número de páginas: 180 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: July 1, 2016

ISBN: 186171338X

Editor: Crescent Moon Publishing

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James Pearson con Constantin Brancusi: Sculpting the Essence of Things (Sculptors Series)

Páginas:180Géneros:12:AGB:Individualartists,artmonographs12:AFK:Non-graphicartforms12:0:0Sinopsis:CONSTANTINBRANCUSIConstantinBrancusiisoneofthegreatestofallsculptors,andakeysculptorofthemodernera,alongwithAugusteRodinandPabloPicasso.BrancusisinfluencecanbeseeninawiderangeofWesternsculptors,includingDonaldJudd,CarlAndre,HenryMoore,JeanArp,BarbaraHepworth,Minimalistsandlandartists.ThisnewbookstudiesthereligiousandmythicaldimensionsofConstantinBrancusisdistinctivescultpuralforms,theeggs,fishes,headsandcolumns.Hiscentralquestwasfortheessenceofthings,whichresultedinpurifyingaformuntilonlytheessencewasleft.ItwasConstantinBrancusisprojecttostripawaythedetritusthathadaccumulatedaroundsculpture,HenryMooresaid,andtoofferthepure,simpleshape.WhatBrancusididwastoconcentrateonverysimpleshapes,tokeephissculpture,asitwere,one-cylindered,torefineandpolishasingleshapetoadegreealmosttooprecious.Aswellasbeingasculptor,ConstantinBrancusiwasalsoanaccomplishedphotographer.Quiteafewartists(notallofthemsculptors)haveexpressed forBrancusisphotographs,andthewayhewouldsetuphissculpturesin hisstudioandphotographthematparticulartimesoftheday,whenthelighting wasjustright.Theyareearlyexamplesofinstallationart(andsomeofthebest,too).AndyGoldsworthysaidheadmiredhowBrancusicreatedtherightconditionsinhisstudiosothathisworkcomesaliveataparticulartimeofthedayasthelightmomentarilytouchesit.ForGoldsworthy,Brancusisworkswereattheirbestwhentheywerearrangedbythesculptorinhisstudioandphotographed.Somehow,itwasntquitethesamewhentheyweredisplayedinmodernartmuseums(suchasthePompidouCentreinParisortheMuseumofModernArtinGotham,whichhaveimportantBrancusipieces).