Unit 6.1

Visual arts: Sculpture


Internationally Renowned Sculptor and Sculptures

  • Sculptors:
    • Ian G. Brennan is the sculptor of the Noblest Order of the Garter and Most Honourable Order of the Bath. He has completed more than ninety-five works for Royal Household.
    • Ralph Brown got famous in the 1950s after completing big-scale bronze Meat Porters, created for Harlow New Town, Essex.
    • Kate Robinson is a British sculptor. Her commissions include statues of Jimmy Johnstone and the founder of the Celtic football club, Brother Walfrid at Celtic Park, Glasgow.
    • Henry Spencer Moore is an English sculptor representing an organic abstraction. He is well known for his semi-abstract bronze statues and carved marble statues. He was one of the most important figures in the English art world in ’30.
    • Barbara Hepworth was a British sculptor and artist. Together with Henry Moore, she was a pioneer of the British avant-garde of the 1930s and 1940s. Her works are made mainly in a Modernism and Abstract style. She was one of the few female sculptors that were internationally recognized during her life.
    • Eric Gill was an English sculptor, graphic artist, typographer and engraver. He was a controversial figure because of his religious view but erotic art and behaviour. His works include sculptures carved in stone like Madonna and Child, Ecstasy and Mother and Child. His works can be found for example in Westminster cathedral, on Broadway 55 building and on BBC’s Broadcasting House.
    • Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor and photographer. He is known for his site-specific installations and using natural materials. He works with rocks, ice, leaves, or branches and documents changes done by nature on his photographs.
    • Antony Gormley is a British sculptor and the winner of Turner Prize for his terracotta Field installation. He is well known for his works like Angel of the North in Gateshead, England, Another Place on Crosby beach in Liverpool and Event Horizon installation which was displayed in many cities including London, New York City, Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
  • Sculptures:
    • Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Sir Antony Gormley, located near Gateshead in Tyne and Wear, England.
    • Another Place is a series of sculptures by Sir Antony Gormley, presenting a human figure standing on the Crosby beach in Liverpool. There is one hundred of them and they all face north and during the tide, they are covered by water.
    • Duke of York Column is a monument of Prince Frederick who was the second son of King George III. It is located in London, England. It was designed by Benjamin Dean Wyatt.
    • Statue of Horatio Nelson was created by Richard Westmacott. It is located in the Bull Ring, Birmingham, England. It was the first statue of Horatio Nelson, and in 2009 it had its 200th anniversary of being shown.
    • Titanic Memorial is a monument located in Belfast on Donegall Square. It was created in the memory of people who died in the sinking of the cruise ship RMS Titanic in 1912.
    • Victoria Memorial its a monument designed by Sir Thomas Brock, located in front of Buckingham Palace in London. It is a memorial to Queen Victoria. It contains following statues: statue of Queen Victoria facing The Mall, bronze statue of Winged Victory on top, a statue of Constancy, Courage, a statue of Motherhood which faces Buckingham Palace, Justice facing Green Park and Truth facing south-east.



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