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NUDE Girl Looks into Sun Shades Eyes Sculpture - SUPERB 1850s Antique Print

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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Sunshine Another Fine Quality Print from Martin2001 Print narrative under the photo. Print Specifics: Type of print: Steel engraving - Original antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - actual 1856 Original Artist: Durham Publisher: George Virtue, London Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Dimensions: 9 x 12 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. Paper weight: 1-2 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Notes: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Narrative: In his sixth lecture Flaxman observes:-"The Sculptor must not forget that his art is limited in comparison with painting. Colors and their effects are beyond his bounds. Whether the act he represents was performed in bright midday sunshine, or the darkness of midnight, concerns him not- his forms must be equally perfect. Even in bas-relief, a tree or two, some rude stone, or a wall slightly marked in the background must indicate a forest, a mountain, or a palace, without detailing a portrait of their component parts. " With such restricted powers, as regards designs or composition, a work of sculpture that offers to us an original idea must ever invite attention and command respect, even when the execution or carrying out the idea might scarcely justify it. Originality in Art evidences thought, study, independence, and self-reliance; he who seeks it looks away from the past, and onward into some unknown region of fancy, where Thought has not hitherto penetrated, nor Imagination as yet found a resting-place. In Mr. Durham's work, it might at first appear that as the idea was not complete in itself the sculptor's art could by no possibility render it perfect. The difficulty, however, is shown to have been overcome. The proper attributes of sculpture are sentiment, or action, allied with beauty of form, and here the last two qualities are united; the light or sunshine, which is required to make the idea perfect, is supplied, inferentially, by the action. The figure-that of a young girl-is very gracefully and correctly modeled. The attitude is unconstrained and perfectly natural. The sharpness of the shaded part of the right arm.. which seems to cause the limb to lose something of its rotundity, is occasioned by the strong light which falls upon the arm in the room where the figure stood when the drawing was made. It is of small size, and executed in marble. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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