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Old 08-26-2008, 08:31 PM
mountshang mountshang is offline
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Here's a little essay on the Beaux Arts Institute of Design:

When I was raising the issue of "connectivity" a few weeks ago -- this is where that concept took root (and later was cut down) in American sculpture education.

A connectivity not just between the parts of a sculpture - but also between those parts and the surrounding architectural space.

Here's the Wikipedia entry:

....where you'll notice "The beginning of the study of design as soon as the student enters the atelier" -- rather an immediate, almost exclusive emphasis on anatomy that seems to characterize the neo-academic ateliers.

This was the European tradition - centered in Paris (hence the "Beaux Arts" in its title) -- that had educated the earlier generation of American sculptors like St. Gaudens who had studied there.

And it's still alive in Europe - especially in the old republics of the USSR.

But in America it's a dim memory - and quite irrelevant to our leading gesture sculptors like Richard McDonald.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:05 PM
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Re: B.A.I.D.

Is that you?
Taking my own advice
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:28 AM
mountshang mountshang is offline
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Re: B.A.I.D.

Originally Posted by grommet View Post
Is that you?
No - that's Michael Keropian -- I'm over here:

Both of us have connections to B.A.I.D. students -- though it was closed before we were born.
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