Key Moments in time: Religion & Mythology (Solomon J. Squire)

This gallery was intended to represent sculptures/statues that were then, what we would compare to posters now.  This gallery will represent the art of capturing a specific moment in time within a stature or sculpture.  Every detail is very important, especially the movement of the sculptures body and even the expression on the statues face.

This piece helps me illustrate a story that I have been told many times growing up. Jesus is being crucified on a wooden cross. The red paint helps illustrate the b loos of Jesus. There appears to be nails on his feet and hands to illustrate the pain he was going thru in his last hours.
In this piece St. Mary Magdalene is kneeling down. Her body language says so much. She does not look happy at all. She is wearing a long dress/gown type of thing. Also her hands are in motion as if she was pleading here case or explaining herself.
The “Diana of the Tower” piece was done by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This version of the piece is the 3rd and final version made. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was asked to create a statue that would stand at the top the new Madison Square Garden in 1894. The statue had a female (Diana) holding a bow and arrow in mid shooting position, standing on one foot.
Tobias and the Angel was made by artist Andrea del Verrocchio. The sculpture depicts an angel and a looks like a young boy. The angle is leading in a direction slightly ahead of the boy. I also notice that the angle has the boy by the hand. I wonder what the 2 are looking at.
This piece is supposed to be an illustration of Saint Nicholas. The artist is unknown. This piece was made out of Polychrome carved lime-wood. he cloth that Saint Nicholas is wearing was made with gold leaf. Once again I notice the body language of the piece.
Adrianen Van Wesel made the wooden sculpture. The piece illustrated the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples before his death. It seems as though this piece is trying to capture the emotion of everyone around Jesus because they all know what is about to happen. But Jesus' body language is different than theirs.
Leonardo Da Vinci created the "Mounted Warrior" during the 1st half go the 16th century. This piece illustrated a warrior on top of his horse. As you can see, the horse is in motion and the warrior seems to be at war at the moment. The movement depicts a warrior in action, judging from the body language.
The Saint Onofre piece was created by Damian Forment. It is an illustration of a Holy hermit with a long beard. The Hermit also has extremely long hair that falls to his ankles. And his body language is really heard to describe. His beard is grown past his chest also.
In this sculpture titled, "The Lost Pleiad," we see a half nude woman. The woman seems to be looking for something. Her hand is over her eye and her head is turned as if she was trying to find something, hints the name. She is wearing a robe or drape-like dress and her hair seems to be catching some wind.
Artus Quellinus made this sculpture titled “Peace,” It is underneath a clock. The female is holding a caduceus in her left hand and an olive branch in here right hand. Her body language is very distinct. She looks to standing in the middle of two sides that are fighting trying to stop a fight.
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