By Antony Gormley,Mark Holborn
Antony Gormley occupies an strange place as a hugely populist sculptor identified mainly for his Angel of the North (1998), a countrywide landmark within the united kingdom who's additionally greatly considered as some of the most intellectually hard artists operating across the world. he's grounded in archaeology and anthropology, and appears to Asian and Buddhist traditions up to to Western sculptural background, which he believes reached a punctuation aspect with Rodin. this is often the 1st e-book to target Gormley's techniques on sculpture, positioning his occupation and inventive philosophy with regards to its background.
The ebook is established thematically over 4 chapters: the 1st explores Gormley's options at the physique, time and area relating to significant works together with eu box (1993) and 'Still status' (2011), Gormley's rehang of the classical rooms on the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. the second one bankruptcy, 'Sculptors', used to be first introduced as a sequence of 5 lectures for the BBC; in each one, Gormley discusses a sculpture he considers to be of massive artistic significance: Epstein's The Rock Drill (191315), Brancusi's The never-ending Column (193538), Giacometti's los angeles position (194849), Joseph Beuys's Plight (1985) and Richard Serra's the problem of Time (2005). within the 3rd bankruptcy, Gormley outlines the effect of Buddhist and Jain sculpture on his paintings and ideas, and the fourth showcases the artist's latest sculptures.
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