Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Whale Bone & Lobster Coffin

My absolute favorite piece in the MIA, and my absolute favorite sculpture ever, is this little guy (Sculpture, date unknown):
 He's made of petrified whale bone and he's on display in the Americas section. I just really vibe with this little guy - I can't really explain it. Plus, he looks like he's break dancing.  Some more glamour shots:

look at this face!!


Another piece I enjoy is the Fantasy Coffin (1993) which I call the Lobster Coffin (because that's what it is).
when I die, bury me in an egg coffin

"fantasy coffins" were a Ghanian tradition started in the 1950s by two artists trained in European carpentry. Instead of burying people in regular boring coffins,  the Ga people of Ghana would often bury their dead in these fantasy coffins, which symbolized the deceased's social standing or profession. Though this coffin is functional, it wasn't created with the intention of burial. It serves as more of an art piece and less of a coffin. Some more shots:




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Friday, January 20, 2017

3D Class of spring 2017 "start seeing sculpture"

These are the works that you looked at either at the MIA or in the MCAD Library.
A quick way to see what and how others are seeing sculpture.

Rachel












Aren








Eleni:









Maggy:









Taylan:






Evan:









Sophia Dudley:












Nate:

Sir Alfred Gilbert
"Kiss of Victory"
1878-1881

Kiss of Victory shows a Roman legionary embraced upon his death in battle by the spirit of victory. The sculpture may have begun construction when Sir Alfred Gilbert heard of his brother's death.






Grace:





Zac:




























Jen:
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Kiersten:



Cole















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