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Brancusi, Endless Column

Fig. 1 Endless Column

I have previously looked at Brancusi in general, and his “Endless Column” in particular. My consideration of his work, however, was brief and left me with little appreciation of the work. It was reading Anthony Gormley’s words on the work (Gormley, 2015:94) which made me think that this was worth focusing on in more depth.

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Posted in Exhibitions & Books, Research & Reflection

Trip to York Art Gallery

We visited York Art Gallery whilst we were up there on a weekend trip. There were two main areas that we looked at: Paintings and Ceramics. Of the Ceramics, a significant proportion were sculptural in nature, and I have focused on those in this consideration of the trip.

Note: Although I wrote this up considerably later I have dated the post at the time of the visit to better fit it into the context of the course. This introduces a slight discrepancy, as the write up is from just after the submission of Assignment 2 based on my thoughts at the time.

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Posted in Coursework, Part 2

Research point: Stacked sculpture

Starting with ceramics

Strangely, when I started reading the notes on Part 2 what came to mind is a set of work that is quite common in ceramics. I’m unclear as to why this is a common sculptural form in ceramics at the moment, possibly it is simply the technical challenges of getting a tall sculpture through a kiln intact. Fig. 1 and 2 are good examples.

Fig. 1 Ceramic stacked sculpture
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