The Human Form b. harris

The human form has been depicted many different ways in history.  Paintings and sculptures have varied in detail, color, and design depending on it's creator and it's intent. We connect to these form of art the most because we can see a bit of ourselves in it. We can see history in the clothes and decoration. We can see ethnicity in the facial features. Art depicting the human form can be the most realistic as well as being the most abstract forms of art.  

This sculpture is by Adolfo Wildt and it it in marble and it depicts a man lounging. Under the patronage of Franz Rose, Wildt had the ability to be isolated and create without boundaries. This sculpture is a genuine depiction of the human body, naked and posing. The figure has a look of capriciousness but very aware of his exposure.
This sculpture done by Adolfo Wildt. it's entitled Anima gentile, carattere fiero. It's done in bronze. This piece uses the human facial feature exaggerating its emotion and it's sharp points. The angry centurion has a very sting frowned brow with a pronounced nose and a stiff bottom lip. The maiden has a look of surprise or bewilderment; her hair look as if she is moving at a rapid speed or being hit with a gale wind.
This sculpture is given to us in bronze. It depicts the intimate, vulnerable body of a female while bathing. She has placed her foot on what looks like a tree stump while gazing at at her foot as it rests. Her hair is in a suspended state. You can notice the flexing of her leg and glut muscle stabilizing her as she stands.
This sculpture depicts the emotion of defeat mixed with bravery in face of death. These 5 gentlemen had just decided to become martyrs and were to be delivered to their fate. All figures were draped in modest clothing. You can sense a tense interaction between the characters visible by their facial expression. One figure looks like he's trying to reason with another, one reflective and the other writhing in emotional pain.
This painting was finished in 1932. The painter captured the simple female dress of the day. The hat she wears give the painting a mild, casual tone. The line and color show the figure is shaded on one side of her body, as her arm wraps around the back of the chair. Her hands are the reference point for the table to show where she is in the room.
This is created in wood by the Italian sculptor Arturo Martini. The neck is elongated. The hand on the face gives an expression of disappointment. Another example of the many ways the human form can be depicted using inanimate objects and carving them into form.
This sculpture depicts the human body in action. The masculine figure is boring out a substance from a "leather bag." He is using a twisting motion that allows one side of his midsection to flex. The artist uses form the construct the muscles that necessitate the movement. The figure's face is hidden from view and the movement of pouring is over exaggerated.
In this painting, the human form is made angelic. All of the figures interact with each other in a rhythmic tone. The colors depict an evening scene on the deep ocean. The focal point of the painting, Venus, is made lighter than the other figures. She is in a shy, shielding pose while she looks at the angles that surround her.
This portrait is indicative of the drive and determination of Mitsuji. His face was strong and wore a look of great resolve. The shade on his face shows the light coming from the left. His skin looks worn of years. His clothing appear to be heavy cotton and the form of his body gives a tone of deep sentiment.
This painting exaggerates the family body. It has a bit of a sexual tone. Her pose is as if she is displaying her body which would usually be covered by clothes. This could be her in the mirror viewing herself. The figure has large forearms and thighs, bringing focus to both areas. Her backside is only implied as this is strictly a frontal view.
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