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Ignaz Gunther’s sculpture depicts Bavarian folk art and elegance of Vienna

NOVEMBER 22, ON THIS DAY Ignaz Gunther was a German woodcarver and sculptor who produced work in the Bavarian Rococo style. His elongated shapes and pastel polychromy mix the vivacity of Bavarian folk art with the elegance of Vienna. His frequently ecstatic figures are defined stylistically by graceful motions, extended proportions, and the angular arrangement...

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11 Things You Didn’t Know About Pablo Picasso

Knowledge can be gained at any age. After having a detailed study on topics there are things unknown to us. So, we at Abirpothi present before you the lesser known facts about artists around the world. “For being a bad student I was banished to the ‘calaboose’ – a bare cell with whitewashed walls and...

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Giacometti’s Art As a Means of Seeing

“All the art of past rises before me, the art of all ages and all civilizations, everything becomes simultaneous, as if space had replaced time. Memories of works of art blend with affective memories, with my work, with my whole life.” Alberto Giacometti Boundary-breaking sculptors are those who in their own way pushed the medium...

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11 Things You Didn’t Know About Pablo Picasso

Knowledge can be gained at any age. After having a detailed study on topics there are things unknown to us. So, we at Abirpothi present before you the lesser known facts about artists around the world. “For being a bad student I was banished to the ‘calaboose’ – a bare cell with whitewashed walls and...

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Painter who loves dripping and splashing paint

“When I begin a painting I always hope to complete it in a few strokes, starting with the first colors I daub down anywhere and anyhow, but it never works, so I add more, without realizing it. I have never wanted to paint thickly; paint tubes are much too expensive. But one way or another,...

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Born on this Day: The classical sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand

OCTOBER 6, ON THIS DAY Adolf von Hildebrand is regarded as one of the first sculptors to emphasize the artistic independence of sculpture from painting. He most effectively spread this notion in his 1893 essay, “Das Problem der Form,” which helped create the theoretical framework for modern sculpture. He blended the classical traditions of ancient...

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Robert Graham: Mexico-born Versatile American Artist Renowned for his Bronze Human Nudes in Public Places

On this day, 19th August, 1938, Robert Graham, a now-renowned American sculptor was born to Adelina Graham and Roberto Pena in Mexico. A fiercely independent perfectionist with a high-tech skills and a fascination with the female figure, Robert’s personal work explores nearly every conceivable position and pose of the female nude, often on an intimate...

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