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Old 10-10-2014, 09:08 AM
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Re: Artistic goals of nude sculpture

I don't see eroticism in many figurative sculptors' work. If it makes its way into the figure, it is very much detectable and it seems to be at odds with achieving more than just that: eroticism. The statement seems almost silly when I think of Giacometti, Michelangelo or Ron Mueck. I think it's an interesting mix when it is present not as a primary goal or concern, but an accompanying means, such as I see in Javier Marin's work.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:50 PM
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Re: Artistic goals of nude sculpture

Who knows what one might find "erotic"? Anything and everything I suppose. Yet I do suppose that art that is too intended to affect in a "sexual" manner is no better than any other illustrative or narratively suffering composition. Nude has nothing to do with eroticism. It has everything to do with gesture, anatomy and proportion...and its effectiveness is not at all so severely limited to the mere "erotic".
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:23 PM
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Re: Artistic goals of nude sculpture

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Nude has nothing to do with eroticism. It has everything to do with gesture, anatomy and proportion...and its effectiveness is not at all so severely limited to the mere "erotic".
Spoken like a die hard modernist who wishes to reduce everything to the relationship of parts! However, reducing the nude to "object" in this way (a thing to study as gesture, as anatomy and through proportion) is to deny the individual - to reduce the person to measurable quantities. This objectification is perhaps most erotic approach to the figure of them all!

Excuse me. I need to go take a cold shower!
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:15 PM
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Re: Artistic goals of nude sculpture

:Modernist"?.....I'd never join a club that would have ME as a member.
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Re: Artistic goals of nude sculpture

wow
been awhile
goals:
first, get it right
then shoot for the ideal which resides within the mind of the sculptor
alternately phrased
produce that which I want to see
I never succeed completely, but feel comfortable in the successive approximations toward a goal.

Life is short
do that which delights you
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