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Art Gallery Principles of Design Sculptures and Statutes

Updated: Aug 17, 2022

For Unit IV of your art gallery presentation, you will be adding descriptions of the principles of design you observe in the artworks you placed in your art gallery. The purpose of this unit assignment is to demonstrate that you can apply what you learned about design principles to your gallery artworks.

Sculptures and Statues are Pieces of Artistic expressions which have been with us since time immemorial. Ideally, they come in three dimensions. In the past, clay, stone and wood were the major materials used in the making of sculptures. However, modern artists have started using newer methods like glass and sea marbles.

Sculptures and Statues ,in the past were made for political expressions. Most famous sculptures in history are of famous politicians and philosophers of the old. In the further past, sculpture were used as representations of the gods. The history and the mystery of the sculptures makes them such a fascinating area of interest.

There are several lines running across the sculpture depicting the features of a fat small and short run. A shadow and the dark hue shows that the sculpture was captured at night. There is no proportionality between the upper part of the body and the lower part of the body citing lack of shapely figure. The mass is compact and the figurine is small to touch(Frank,2014). .

There is proportionality between the left beside and the right side of the sculpture. The sculpture is symmetrical to display a good body positioning of the female features. The emphasis of this figurine is on the boobs and the stomach which are used to display the sensual feelings of the viewer. Emphasis is on the upper torso to prevent significant focus on the other parts of the figurine.

Near parallel lines are contained in this sculpture especially in the dressing of the sculpture from the right to the left. It shows that Socrates was dressed in a cassock akin that which is used by the preachers(Frank,2014). . The shape is a straight body which mirrors a normal human being who is standing upright. The combination of the white shade and the black shade color shows that the sculpture was done at night and not during the day. The sculpture color is white and this represents what the kind of person that Socrates was, the kind of ideas that he presented were puritan in nature and he was neither influenced by outer influences. Since it is a depiction of a normal human body, the mass is proportional. One section is not heavy than the other section. Because of the lines running across the front part, the texture on the chest components is smooth.

Columbus appears on another round substance which looks like a artistic jar hence his body shape appears pretty small from a far. The blue background indicates day time(Frank,2014). The only visible lines are those which are observed from a far and they seem to separate the upper limb from the lower limb. The size is small and the shape is that of a grown up human being. The specific observed texture is a rough one. There is no proportionality between the mass of the statue as the personal identification and the object on which he is standing on which seems to be bigger creating an impression that is can only be viewed from above.

There are vertical lines on the body of the sculpture which is a leading picture of the kind of scholarly dressing that Isaac Newton was wearing. A rectangular shape appears on the seat on which Isaac Newton is sitting one, it could be a stool or an off-shot of a desk(Frank,2014). The background is light bluish which shows that the painting was done sometimes at day time. The sculpture is not depicted to contain any motion in it, it is static, the brown hue gives an idea that the bronze material was used in the constriction of the painting. The artwork is heavier in the area where the sculpture seems to be sitting.

Symmetrical patterns are observed in the coat the bust of Newton seems to be wearing. There is lack of proportionality between the sizes of the arms and the legs to show natural differences between the size of the arm and the size of the legs. Directional forces, i.e. what directs the movement of the viewer is from top to the bottom so that one can exactly see what Newton was studying at using his instruments.

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