Sydney Cassagnol SBU: People Set In Stone Clare 209 Sum 1 

For this gallery I was inspired by sculptures that capture people in candid moments. We often think of sculptures as posed or set up, but the collection of sculptures that are gathered here bring life to stone. These sculptures have great detail in the faces and bodies of their subjects to portray the emotions captured in each moment. Any emotion can be shown through the eyes, in art and in life, and this gallery features a few pieces that show expression through the eyes. Density and body language are two ways to express the thoughts and feelings of the subject(s) in a sculpture and I wanted to find a variety of both. I found that high-relief sculptures and sculptures in the round brought life to the stone creations. 

This high-relief sculpture crafted by Fernand Massignon in 1896 the Post-Impressionism period, captures a moment of joy. The subject of the sculpture referred to as Loie Fuller is giving a three-quarter profile of her face that is brought to life with her expressive eyes and playful smile. She is popping out of her background and it feels as if there was a mold made of her in this exact moment. Her features are very realistic in their volume and density which brings this sculpture to life. The most detail is put on her facial features; from the creases in her eyes to the roundness of her cheeks. Massignon brought a still moment to life.
This sculpture created by French during the Late Medieval period shows a person who is in mourning. The body language of the subject is slumped over to the side and they are holding their head in a state of despair. The face while mostly covered, shows depression and loss through the closed eyes and tightly pursed lips. The artist wanted the body to speak to us by creating this sculpture in the round. The artist captured this moment of loss and made it come alive through body language.
This sculpture created during the Baroque Era by Clodion shows a moment of support. This is a sculpture in the round that uses body language to show the emotions captured in this moment. The artist mixed different densities by making the woman look weightless as she is so effortlessly held up by the man. He is seen as strong and sturdy while also in awe of the woman he is holding up. He is physically supporting her while she is the inspiration for his efforts. The two of them are held together by the cupid that is seen below. This sculpture captured the rush of emotions that are experienced in a new love.
Auguste Rodin created one of the most famous and recognizable sculptures during the Post Impressionism Era. This is a sculpture in the round that shows the tension and struggle through the definition in his muscles. The subject is seen as very dense and it is as if he could not be pried away from his seat. It is clear that this is a moment of deep reflection and thought. The artist uses the tension in his muscles to show that this is a full body experience. Looking at this sculpture I can feel the tension running through my body and I feel the inner conflict the subject is having. The placement of his chin on his fist adds to the feeling of inner conflict and reflection.
This Bust of Marie-Antoinette from Baroque Era by Serves Porcelain Manufactory is one of my favorite pieces of art. I feel that this sculpture captures a moment of pride and accomplishment. Her eyes are confident but also inviting and her head is held high with pride without being boastful. She seems weightless as if she were floating at this point in time. This sculpture captures her spirit at what must have been a very proud moment in her life. For me it shows how she carries herself and how she earned the respect of others in a graceful manner.
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