Jim Rosenthal MD _______ www.eyesandarts.com
Figurative Sculpting- Since ancient times, man has strived to recreate or even improve upon the human form in marble and bronze. The Greeks learned to study the human body and reproduce what they saw, and later to exaggerate aspects of the body to express movement and emotion in hard stone. Artists today still study the human form and strive to recreate it in painting, sculpture, or even digitally.
In my figurative sculptures I make use of the unique properties of each stone - pure white Greek marble for a classic realistic Trinity, the veining of Argentinian blue onyx for Unvanquished and Serendipity, the alternating layers of red and cream green onyx for Flamenco, Italian and Spanish marble for Eden, Italian cippolino for Close Dancing, and the subtle patchwork of colors in Stepping.
Flamenco - front and back Eden Close Dancing Stepping