Eternal Testaments of Brilliance: 1000 Monuments of Genius
Since the mythical Tower of Babel, humans have continuously tried to erect monuments to match their oversized egos. With ancient ziggurats, the Taj Mahal or the Empire State Building, man has for centuries demonstrated his force by raising structures for purposes both religious and profane.
Auguste Rodin – The genius founder of modern sculpture
Many of Rodin's sculptures were criticised and considered controversial because of their sensuality or hyperrealist qualities. His most original works departed from traditional themes of mythology and allegory, and embraced the human body, celebrating individualism and physicality.
Shelley’s Art Musings – Cupid’s Lie – Damien Hirst
Cupid’s Lie is a gold sculpture of the god of desire and affection. A disproportionate head to the child skeleton, fossilised wings and its hands in a gripped position. The skull is almost smiling in its final resting place.
Shelley’s Art Musings – Book Review: Greek Sculpture by Edmund Von Mach
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