29 juin 2009

'Sculpture in Paris (1905-1914)' @ Fundación Mapfre, Madrid

Aristide Maillol, Mediterranea, 1906, from the Musee d'Orsay is one of the works of art on view at Fundacion MAPFRE. Photo: EFE/Angel Diaz MADRID.- Around 1900, in sculpture, there was a pressing desire to find a new formal approach: “It seems that a modern kind of statuary is still to be created.” Sculptors aspired to rediscover the laws of their art: “We have to discover the ruling principle, through a lifetime of often desperate effort”, Bourdelle would say. Maurice Denis pointed out the predominant “feeling for form, for... [Lire la suite]