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THE CHANGES IN FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE LECTURE

Posted in art, bathers beach art precinct, city of fremantle, j shed, sculpture, Uncategorized by freoview on March 28, 2018

 

There is an interesting lecture at the Greg James studio at J Shed this evening from 7-9pm.

Jason Arkles will be giving a lecture: “The origins of Renaissance sculpture – how the figure evolved from the Gothic tradition in Renaissance Italy”.

$20.00 entry fee, refreshments provided.

Jason Arkles is an art historian and sculptor and details the actual and technical stylistic changes that occurred in figurative sculpture six hundred years ago that transformed the art from little more than architectural decoration to the iconic beauty of the Florentine Renaissance.

Arkles is an American sculptor working in the traditional methods and materials one would normally associate with a sculptor in Florence. His large-scale figurative work in bronze, marble, terracotta and wood can be found in public and private spaces, museums, cemeteries, and churches in Europe and America, including on the façade of Saint Mark’s English Church, here in Florence. Trained locally in the studio of Charles H. Cecil (the human figure in clay), in Studio Sem in Pietrasanta (marble), and in a Pontifical Academy in Rome (sacred art). 

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GREAT SALT ART AT SCULPTURE@BATHERS

Posted in art, fremantle, sculpture by freoview on March 15, 2015

I love Simon Gilby’s sculpture made out of salt at SCULPTURE@BATHERS. It is meant to react to the elements, and water, wind and salt corrosion will slowly make it disappear and only its skeleton will remain.

The weather came in sooner than Simon might have hoped for so the decay was quite visible this morning, but it makes it fascinating and intriguing to look at. Small mounts of salt underneath it take it back to how it all began.

It’s nice to see an artist not just wanting a commercial return for his work but simply exploring new creative avenues for his art. Great work, Simon!

The S@B show is on at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach till March 29 but Gilby’s work might not last the distance, so go and see it soon. It is very close to the South Mole.

Roel Loopers

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