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Old 02-05-2008, 04:51 PM
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first sculpture

I started sculpture 2 years ago
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:13 AM
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Re: first sculpture

Manu, welcome aboard!! Paris is a beautiful city filled with beautiful art, you are very lucky to live there.

In regards to your work, are you going for realism, or are you trying to stylize the figures. A little more information would help guide the critiques. But for begining sculptures, they show promise. Observation is important, as well as expression. You seem to have the expression thing going well, maybe now a little more observation would make things better.

Bienvenu!!

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Old 02-07-2008, 11:42 AM
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Re: first sculpture

Thanks for your post Alfred, I have to say that I work with pictures printed from internet and usually I have only one face for information so I have a lack of observation so I need to extrapolate the sculpture.

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Old 02-07-2008, 02:22 PM
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Re: first sculpture

Manu:

Since you live in Paris, I would think that there have got to be a number of figure drawing co-ops around, where you could go to work from a live model for a nominal fee per session that everyone pays to the model. This would be an immense help. You could go there with some clay on a board and do small bas-relief sketches instead of drawing if you prefer.

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Old 02-07-2008, 07:30 PM
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Re: first sculpture

You have made an excellent beginning, and you clearly have a good "feel' for sculpture. The Classical Greek "Discus Thrower" must have other views available on the Internet, and probably that Egyptian-inspired cat also. I'm not familiar with the other two pieces.

What is your material, and approximately what size are these figures?
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:51 AM
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Re: first sculpture

Thank you Fritchie,

For the discobole I printed from internet only one face I could find (the front side) and it is a roman copy of the discobole of myron.The size of the statue is 60 cm high made with clay natural pigment and bee wax.
The one on the knees is called "La Hollande" from the louvre , it is 50 cm high and same material.
The strange one is just from my imagination 20 cm high and the other is Zinedine Zidane the french football soccer player.


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Old 02-08-2008, 05:28 PM
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Re: first sculpture

Thanks for the extra information. I searched for La Hollande on Google, and came up with a different picture, this one from the figure's right side. It's by Martin Van den Bogaert, called (dit) Desjardins. The sculpture is HUGE, probably 2 1/2 times life size, even with the figure kneeling. This on-line picture http://www.artcyclopedia.com/masters...-Captives.html
shows a woman standing in front of it at the Louvre, and it is assigned the date of creation 1682.

This Louvre site mentions three other sculptures by the same artist, but those apparently can't be accessed without some sort of permission. Years and locations assigned to this sculptor are Breda, 1637 - Paris, 1694. Excellent piece of figuration.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:51 PM
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la fille genoux (Aslan)

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la fille genoux (Aslan)

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Old 06-06-2008, 07:13 PM
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video of realisation : The Mohican

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NEW VIDEO L'Ile de France (Eristide Maillol)

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Old 07-07-2008, 04:12 PM
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Re: first sculpture

picture of the last sculptures

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