Sullivan's Sculptures


This piece is located in the Art Institute of Chicago. The Roman Emperor Hadrian was the first to have a beard. I was drawn to this piece because of the detail. The combination of the hair and ear depth really caught my eye. Its also stunning that I noticed this detail before I noticed the nose had broken off.
This piece was modeled in 1734 by Johann Joachim Kandler, from Germany. Having just returned from a drive and seeing a vulture picking at some roadkill, it's no surprise why I chose this piece. I was drawn to the detail and outstanding resemblance between what I had seen earlier today to this sculpture.
This piece was sculpted by Hans Ludwig Kienle in 1630. I was drawn to this piece because of the color selection. I though to myself, why did the artist chose gold , a more precious and valuable metal to represent the horse, and silver a lesser metal for the ground and human riding the horse? It came to me that it is possible the artist had a view of horses superior to mankind. Or, maybe I'm crazy.
One can only speculate when this sculpture was created. It is estimated anytime between 140-180. The artist is unknown. I could tell this was battle scene right away. The sight of pure chaos drew my attention . Based on the time period, the artist was surely gifted in being able to memorize and re-create an image seen once before.
This piece was sculpted by Uttar Pradesh sometime in the 9 century. It portrays an Indian cow. In India, the cow is well respected. For example. the waste after a cow has deceased is used for purification rituals and for fuel. I was drawn to this piece by the simplicity, along with its natural setting. The young is feed on the mother who is patiently waiting and standing guard.
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