Morante's new, slightly larger than life-size work of art is based on a smaller version of Nude Descending the Stare Case that the artist created in that was on display in the sculpture park's Water Garden. The smaller sculpture is just over 3 feet tall and cast in bronze. Morante's desire to increase the size of the work to nearly 7 feet was made possible through the use of digital technology wherein computers and specialized software allow artists to laser-scan and digitally enlarge models or smaller works.
The sculpture of ancient Greece from to BCE took early inspiration from Egyptian and Near Eastern monumental art, and over centuries evolved into a uniquely Greek vision of the art form. Greek artists would reach a peak of artistic excellence which captured the human form in a way never before seen and which was much copied. Greek sculptors were particularly concerned with proportion, poise, and the idealised perfection of the human body, and their figures in stone and bronze have become some of the most recognisable pieces of art ever produced by any civilization.
The nude human figure, both male and female, has been central to European art for centuries. During the Renaissance of the s and s, artists across Europe used the nude to explore religion, nature, human relationships, and beauty itself. Although created long ago, these works continue to inform contemporary attitudes toward the nude human figure in art. The exhibition The Renaissance Nudeon view first at the Getty before moving to the Royal Academy in London, explores the development and deployment of the naturalistic nude, as well as the contexts in which these works were created and received.
The personal prejudices of a small minority, who think that representations of human body are shameful, have now been illegitimately imposed on the whole community. Are Mount Clemens officials aware that the Constitution bars them from pandering to the special interest groups and imposing their taste and moral beliefs on the public? Sculptures of nudes, which grace public buildings and city squares around the world, mean different things to different people: to some they signify the beauty and dignity of the human body, the visible externalization of spirit, to others they remind of the sins of the flesh.
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