|The Fall of Icarus by Bill Hammond|
|Fish by Constantin by Brancusi|
With sculpture, I often get the sense that all the smoothing and rounding and hollowing of great, abstract sculptural forms, even their facelessness, has a point. There is a sense of great gravity and rest. The sculptures slow time down to a full stop, and us with it.Critically, the artist needs to let the material do the talking and respect its nature.
Whilst in painting, an exaggerated use of colour or form often conveys an emotional response to a subject rather than a faithful representation of it that in some way is so much more impactful.
- The Last Judgement by Hieronymus Bosch
- The Fall of Icarus by Bill Hammond
- Tangata whenua by Baye Riddell
- Sfera con Sfera ("Sphere Within Sphere") by Arnaldo Pomodoro
- The Cloud Gate sculpture (also known as "The Bean" by Anish Kapoor
- Primavera by Sandro Botticelli
- A painting I can't remember the name of by Ben Nicholson ;-)
- Composition VI by Wassily Kandinsky