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Monday Evening Sculpture – IN-PERSON with Brandt Junceau
The postwar moderns, Henry Moore, Marino Marini, Picasso, Giacomo Manzu, Hans Wimmer, Alberto Giacometti, left we millennials plenty of work to do. The Spring Monday Evening Head from Life proposes to occupy their points of departure, physically, step by step.
By a series of exercises keyed arFst by arFst, we’ll step in their shoes, by doing what they did. By isolating, and performing aspects of their method, we can see what these artists were about– as if from the inside, and also see the path outward from there. This is how one artist steals from another, and moves the game forward.
What the class will be depends ultimately on who shows up. I’ll tell you now that day one I’ll pick and choose from the exercises I have in mind, and propose others, based on the direction we take. The list of names named above is not fixed, nor complete. One other thing: no model. We use each other. That keeps things interesting. The technique is basic throughout. If you haven’t modeled in clay before, you could start here. And take a few good terra cottas away with you. Along the way, frequent short slide talks. We see a lot.
Observation is a skill that can’t be taken for granted. It has to be inspired, and nurtured. This class has to be as much about seeing as making. And taking a trip to the third dimension, which hardly anyone can take for granted anymore. The screen has got in the way. This class is a conceptual eye-opener. It makes the museum a different place and you won’t ever see people in the street, or at home, the same way again.