Claywas the first and only sculpting materials long before the revolution in the realm of the art and science. Now we have many tools and materials to make sculpture from stone and metals. But still today clay sculptures are quite popular among the art-loving people and the artists are still fascinated to work with clay. So we will have a look on the people who are fabulously famous in the kingdom of clay sculptures as a clay sculpture artist.
Michelangelo has the highest fame in the realm of art. He was an Italian painter, architect, sculptor and also designer. He is the masterpiece creator of painting and sculpture that the world has ever seen. His famous art-works are the David, Pieta and the Last Judgment. He is the artist of the Renaissance. He simply used marble for sculpting. But he also used clay to make statue. One notable sculpture among his clay models is the ‘Model of a Nude Torso’.
GIAN LORENZO BERNINI
Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was one of the greatest artists and sculptor in the world. He was an Italian architect and he was the prominent sculptor at his time. He loved to work with clay and he has a great contribution in the modern clay sculpting system.
The famous and classic Spanish sculptor and painter Pablo Picasso first started making sculpture at the age of 22 and he used clay to make sculpture at the beginning of his sculpting. ‘Head of Picador with a Broken Nose’ is the first clay sculpture made by him.
Thomas Brown is an English sculptor of this edge. He attempts to focus on the natural beauty and tries to highlight it in his work. Clay is the main material of his creation. In his sculptures he efforts to give a rhythm of the supremacy and liveliness of the breathing world. He is a proud swimmer against the current wave of the world of art.
Nathan Mabry is a sculptor in this time and he was born in Colorado in 1978. He creates sculptor in a preemptive way by using clay or wood. He participated in several exhibitions.
Eduardo Gomez is a present-day sculptor who was born in Colombia in 1951. He has created many sculptures. Some of them are- the Soul Dance, El Viejo, Danseu Royal, Faith, and Flamenco Dancer. He also creates sculpture out of clay. Old Hippie is one of the clay sculptures made by him.
Flow Fitzgerald is a French sculptor and she is 42 years old. She is a modern-day sculptor and makes sculptures with clay and other materials. She is mainly motivated to take nature and human body as the theme of her sculptures. Loanna and Katherine are two famous clay sculptures made by her.
Wayne Niemi is another emerging modern-time sculptor. He is very professional in his work and he is an American sculptor. The main theme of his sculptures is expressing the emotion and facial poses of human being in different situations. The uniqueness of his art is facial expression of one sculpture made by him never matches with the facial expression with another one.
Animal sculptures are a major tourist attraction especially for the animal lovers. These sculptures are found in very many states. The list below is of the most famous animal statues.
The Wild Horse Monument
The wild horse monument was designed by David Govedares in 1989. This piece of art was dramatically a representation of an image of horses which seemed to be galloping over the Columbia River. Thousands of tourist pass through the view point to get that amazing sight of a herd of wild horses running on top of a plateau. The sculpture, such as many other animal sculptures, is meant to honor the wild horse heritage in the Native American culture.
The Wall Street Bull
The bull sculpture is made of bronze and is located in the New York City. The statue was designed by an Italian American sculptor referred to as Arturo Di Monica. The sculpture was intended to be a gift to the city from the artists. According to the legendary stories about this statue, rubbing its nose and horns is thought to bring about good luck
Balto, the Husky
This statue of a dog was built in appreciation of the bravery shown by an Alaskan sled dog in helping save the lives of many children, at a time when the deadly diphtheria had become an epidemic. The nearest town where one could get medicine was about 700 miles away, but the sled dog teams braved the blizzards and very low temperatures in order to take the children to the hospital. Balto was the name of the team head whose group made it to complete the long journey. Its ears and eyes have been rubbed so much that they turned shiny.
Tigers of Princeton
These tigers are a mascot of Princeton University in New Jersey. The two most famous tiger sculptures are the Nassau Hall tigers which are made of bronze. They were constructed in the year 1911 headed by the sculptor, A.P Proctor.
The secretariat sculpture was constructed as an immortalized representation of the most famous racehorses in the world. The secretariat horse has been crowned thrice on winning with the most incredible one being the win at Belmonte stakes, a 30 length win. The sculpture is placed in kenturkey Horse Park.
Stone Mountain Horses
The sculpture contains a bas relief on its northern face and is rated as the largest in the world. These horses are carved on the graphite rock of Stone Mountain which if located in Georgia. It has an elevation of 514m above the area surrounding it.
This is another phenomenal piece of art found in, fort Benton Montana. This sculpture was erected to commemorate the loyalty of a sheep to its master. The owner of the sheep is believed to have taken ill in 1936. The sheep followed him to the hospital and waited for him at the hospital doors. The owner died, but the sheep followed his casket the train. This sheep spent about five years and a half always waiting for his master to return at the station. The sculpture was constructed in 1994.
I saw the other day an article in elledecor about Alex Brewer, aka Hense.
He has done some crazy building redesigns that you must see:
You can find more of Alex’s work in his website: hensethename.com