Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Courbet and After Courbet
Here's an opportunity for us to take a look at John de Andrea, the creator of this week's piece here at Fifty Two Pieces. We've entered his studio as he gazes at the mold of his model's face. The model looks down at de Andrea. Much like Dying Gaul, neither figures looks the viewer in the eye. We are there, but not. We're free to examine these two people and their relationship for long as we wish, unbeknownst to them. De Andrea is a master of creating the realism of the human body. Both he and fellow sculptor, Duane Hanson, are discussed in the video below.