Analyzing the history of sculpture from an unusual angle, Margaret Sheffield tackles the character and function of "edge" in sculptural line, from classical Greece to the present. She identifies three kinds of sculptural edge: the "containing" edge (as found in Classical sculpture), the "expansive" (Baroque) and the "in flux" (as seen in contemporary sculpture). In Michelangelo's "Slaves" series, for instance, which was completed in 1547, the figures' broken lines project turmoil in deprivation, whereas the broken edges of ...

The Expressive Edge 2010, Charta, Milan, Italy

ISBN-13: 9788881587377

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