6:00-7:30 PM public viewing of work in progress from the sculpture competition
ongoing this week 10:00AM - 9:30PM student work on view in all the studios
Beguiling Nature of her Custom: An Illustrated Talk on Sculpture and Architecture
7:30-8:30 PM in the south studio
“I am aware that it is commonly held as a fact by most writers that sculpture, as well as painting, was naturally discovered originally by the people of Egypt, and also that there are others who attribute to the Chaldeans the first rough carvings of statues and the first reliefs. In like manner there are those who credit the Greeks with the invention of the brush and of coloring. But it is my opinion that design, which is the foundation of both arts, and the very soul which conceives and nourishes in itself every part of the intelligence, came into full existence at the time of the origin of all things, when the Most High, after creating the world and adorning the heavens with shining lights, descended through the limpid air to the solid earth, and by shaping man, disclosed the first form of sculpture and painting in the charming invention of things. Who will deny that from this man, as from a living example, the ideas of statues and sculpture, and the questions of pose and of outline, first took form; and from the first pictures, whatever they may have been, arose the first ideas of grace, unity, and the discordant concords made by the play of lights and shadows?” Giorgio Vasari— Lives of the Artists
In which we will look at work by Masacio, Ghiberti, Bramante, Michelangelo and other artists, and try to answer the question —Did Shakespeare visit Italy, and was Giulio Romano a sculptor?—in recognition of the commencement of the second annual sculpture competition of the Grand Central Academy of Art.