Texture can be just as pivotal to an aesthetic as form or a brush stroke.
I started by choosing some famous and texture rich works. First, Starry Night for it's rigid and thick brush strokes.
I've had the privilege of seeing a Monet up close, and it truly looks like gobs of paint on a canvas. Beautiful from afar, like mountainous landscapes up close.
I fell in love with this painting from the Sondheim musical "Sunday in the Park with George". I've never seen the actual painting personally, but I imagine it to feel like braille poetry.
I chose this one for the contrast of textures between the figures, the clothing and the broken pieces of unaltered raw material.
This one intrigues me due to the various materials used in order to make sarcophagi. I know gold and other rare metals/riches have been used and I think that changes the overall aesthetic of a sarcophagus.
This one I chose due to how much of the rock hasn't been carved yet. And yet, the head that is sculpted looks finished.
Another marble sculpture, fully completed and polished. I like the difference between the figure, the clothing and the base of the statue.
This one I chose for the cushion the figure sits on and the block base. Both smooth, but vastly different shape with the pillow having both convex and concave surfaces.
This one I chose for a plethora of reasons but the primary reason is the highly detailed texture of the clothing.
This one I chose because of the clay and the unfinished surface of said clay. The form is perfect, and yet feels older and rugged.
I've worked with plaster a lot and love the malleability of it. The life mask of Lincoln would have every pore molded and the right hand when this was done was swollen. (I'm an American History buff)
This small collection was chosen for again, the contrast between the finished surface and the rough, broken edges.
I won't lie, this one is kind of a joke. From the Five Senses, the subject matter is "touch" and my gallery is dedicated to the idea of texture. I couldn't help myself.
This one I chose for not just the texture, but the nature of the texture. It's iron, but decaying iron. I wonder what that decay translates to.
Lastly, I wanted a finished ceramic. The glazed finished, the smooth feel and ever subtle changes in elevation based on color and layer.
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