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Old 01-14-2009, 06:54 AM
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Re: What do you think about this work

Portoro, I was gonna add that women are first to scream "porn!" if they see it, right? Looks like they didn't object.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:42 PM
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Re: What do you think about this work

As posted last year -- I feel this work is goofy-cutesy-clumsy --- which is how a lot of contemporary French figure sculpture feels to me (oh for the long lost days of Houdon, Carpeaux, Rodin, Maillol, Despiau, Gimond and many, many others!)

But ... I just found this piece on the internet -- that gets close to the edge of despair -- but maintains enough elegance to keep from falling over:

(the sculptor is Ferdinand Parpan (1902-2004)
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:23 PM
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Re: What do you think about this work

Mountshang, that last girl creeps me out, because I just made one 3 days ago in an almost identical pose, the difference being extremely long arms.

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Old 01-15-2009, 01:31 PM
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Re: What do you think about this work

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I feel this work is goofy-cutesy-clumsy --- which is how a lot of contemporary French figure sculpture feels to me
I have a friend who live's in Bordeux and he and his family vacation in Japan and you can tell he is influenced by that goofy-cutesy-clumsy--anime feel there, it's much more appealing to younger people these days I think.. Maybe vacations have something to do with it, France and England have been losing great vacation spots one after the next like Vietnam, India and Hong Kong for the last 100 years or more. Or maybe it's just the cartoon network being everywhere 24 hrs a day now.. Hard to tell.
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