Today, I want to share with all of you my favorite Sculptors. One of my very top loves is Louise Nevelson. Collecting wood and junk, she arranged magical, stunning pieces and then painted them. She was also a strong, wonderful role model to other female artists.
Next up is Beatrice Wood. This woman knew how to live her life! She did pottery and ceramic sculptors. I am partial to her pottery and glazes. Beatrice had a wonderful sense of fun and she liked younger men :-). Then we have another strong, amazing woman Louise Bourgeois, she is 97 and still sculpting! All these women are so awesome in every way.
Yes, there is a male sculptor I love. For me there is only Henry Moore. I prefer his smaller more intimate works, some of which have brought tears to my eyes. I also love Alexander Calder for his wonderful mobiles, actually I loved everything he did from jewelery to paintings, but his mobiles are my favorite. He was such a wonderful, joyful man. There you have it, my top five sculptors. I hope you learned a bit and found pleasure here :-). I am off to relax and play. Happy Friday. XOXO
Friday, January 16, 2009
Posted by Annie Coe at 4:54 PM
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Have a wonderful weekend Annie, its Saturday morning here ;p I'll check out those amazing sculptors you mention . big hugs always :D
Sweet Annie you have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for sharing and educating me.
Your description of Nevelson's work had me deciding not to click the link, but I'm glad I did, I really like her work. I'm also a fan of Henry Moore.
M.Kate and Yoli-XOXO
WT-The description is supposed to make you click the link, let me guess the words junk and magical put you off :-). I am glad you clicked anyway and discovered Louise :-).
Very interesting article on Louise Bourgeois. I like how her work needs some explanation but isn't totally abstract. I like the figures of Beatrix Wood. The horse shape is similar to an ancient Romano-British enamelled one I've seen.
Thanks for sharing. I had only heard of Moore.
Wonderful post. I know and love all these except I had not known of Beatrice Wood. I skimmed her bio and found it astonishing. Goodness, what a life, but they all had incredible lives, no? Thanks annie. Be well, suki
Louise Nevelson was one of my high school art teacher's favorite sculptors, too. Here in the Philadelphia area, there's a lot of Calder's work around--mobiles and stabiles. I enjoy seeing it.
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