Thursday, March 29, 2012

Elie Nadelman

Elie Nadelman was an artist active during the early 1900's who created many different types of figurative sculpture, but the ones that recently caught my eye are those which appear to emerge out of the material from which they are sculpted.  I am currently looking at merging the figure and plant sculpted elements to the ceramic vessel and I think these type of figures would work since if I made something similar they would literally be a part of the vessel they were on.

Below (presumably inspiration for Nadelman's figures) a Tanagra figurine, which as usual has a gentle swaying movement about them, something simple that I like to impart on my miniature maidens when placing them on pottery.

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