Portraits of Clay

Portraits of Clay

They also capture intimate moments between artists and their art. For anyone who has ever admired Casas Grandes pottery, Portraits of Clay is a beautiful introduction to the potters and their work.

Author: Sandra S. Smith

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816518912

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 63

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Not long ago, pottery was a lost art in Chihuahua, Mexico. But in the 1970s, near the ruins of Casas Grandes, an art revolution was born. Inspired by ancient pottery fragments from a tradition that had disappeared before the arrival of the first Europeans, a self-taught woodcutter-turned-artist reinvented an entire ceramic technology. Today Casas Grandes pottery, made by hand from local clays and mineral colors by a handful of artists, claims high prices and sets the standard for contemporary pottery. Photographer Sandra Smith traveled to Mata Ort’z to photograph the potters and to record their reflections on their work. Her portraits document their techniquesÑcollecting and preparing the clay, forming by hand, sanding, and painting. They also capture intimate moments between artists and their art. For anyone who has ever admired Casas Grandes pottery, Portraits of Clay is a beautiful introduction to the potters and their work.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Modeling a Likeness in Clay

Modeling a Likeness in Clay

Author: Daisy Grubbs

Publisher:

ISBN: 0823030946

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 747

Artists have always been fascinated by the special challenge of capturing the character, personality, and likeness of their portrait subjects. For the scupltor, clay is certainly the most sympathetic medium. Daisy Grubbs demonstrates in thorough detail a proven method for fashioning clay into convincing portraits. The book is for the beginning as well as the more experienced sculptor. The newcomer will find every detail he needs to know to model a faithful likeness, while the more knowledgeable artist will discover another artist’s approach sure to enlarge his own vocabulary and working methods.
Categories: Art

The Life Portraits of Henry Clay

The Life Portraits of Henry Clay

Manuel J. Franca, a painter from the island of Madeira, who settled in
Philadelphia, but subsequently removed to St. Louis, where he died, painted a
portrait of Henry Clay in 1842 for Mr. Hamilton H. Jackson, to whom Mr. Clay
wrote, “Mr.

Author: George Fitzpatrick Barfield

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781543456547

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 330

This work of research is an attempt to harness the extensive collection of images of one of antebellum Americas eminent statesman. Henry Clay assisted in the legislative passage of the Missouri and California compromises, extending the territorial borders of the emergent western territories in the 1830s to the 1850s. He ran twice with the party nomination for president in 1824 in the National Republican Party and in 1844 in the Whig Party. It is the authors hope that the preeminent names in antebellum American art G. P. A. Healy, Charles Bird King, and George Caleb Bingham, among those to render Henry Clay, will assist students of art and history.
Categories: Art

Sculpting the Figure in Clay

Sculpting the Figure in Clay

Other topics include: • The Fundamentals of the Clay Torso • Observing the Model • Essential Materials and Tools • Sculpting the Female Torso from the Live Model • Sculpting the Reclining Figure from the Live Model • Sculpting ...

Author: Peter Rubino

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9781984860286

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 902

A comprehensive guide for sculptors looking to recreate the human body using clay, from the author of The Portrait in Clay In Sculpting the Figure in Clay, acclaimed portrait bust sculptor Peter Rubio teaches a master class in the essentials of figurative sculpture. In this intensive, all-inclusive guide, he introduces students to a natural, straightforward geometry that will help them become masters at forming figures of clay. Rubino’s unique approach utilizes a geometric system consisting of blocks, simple shapes, and guidelines that instruct students in a new and instinctive sculptural style, With these easy-to-follow instructions and informative concepts, students will see figures as the basic shapes beneath the form as well as learn vital approaches such as BLT: Bend, Lean, and Turn, to create evocative expression, and the Three Ps: Position, Proportion, and Plans, for accurate representation. Other topics include: • The Fundamentals of the Clay Torso • Observing the Model • Essential Materials and Tools • Sculpting the Female Torso from the Live Model • Sculpting the Reclining Figure from the Live Model • Sculpting the Hand, Foot, and Lower Arm • Plus Many Photographic Reference Poses for Continued Study This unparalleled resource is the definitive guide to figurative sculpture.
Categories: Art

Locomotive Portraits

Locomotive Portraits

Over the last few years, Jonathan has had many requests to produce his own book of pictures, and, having relented at last, this is the result.In order to save time for his first ever railway event in 1999, he painted a series of locomotive ...

Author: Jonathan Clay

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473857803

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 697

Railway art has existed as long as there have been Railways. Many famous names have included some aspect of railways in their paintings, notably Claude Monet and J M W Turner. This tradition has been kept alive by the formation in the UK of the Guild of Railway Artists, which now consists of over 200 artists, of which Jonathan Clay is one. Over the last few years, Jonathan has had many requests to produce his own book of pictures, and, having relented at last, this is the result.In order to save time for his first ever railway event in 1999, he painted a series of locomotive pictures without backgrounds, intending to add the scenery later. However, they sold so well, that they became the norm, and the series of 'Locomotive Portraits' was born.
Categories: Transportation

Artistic Ambivalence in Clay

Artistic Ambivalence in Clay

This book is a collection of glimpses into the lives and works of fifteen prominent women artists in contemporary ceramics.

Author: Courtney Lee Weida

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443830218

Category: Art

Page: 185

View: 413

This book is a collection of glimpses into the lives and works of fifteen prominent women artists in contemporary ceramics. Spanning multiple genres, generations, and geographies, these potters and ceramic sculptors describe nuances, contradictions, and tensions surrounding their artworks, artistic processes, and professional lives. Within this text, artistic ambivalences are questioned and analyzed in terms of myriad gender issues. Featured ceramicists include: Maureen Burns-Bowie, Esta Carnahan, Ellen Day, Cara Gay Driscoll, Dolores Dunning, Heidi Fahrenbacher, DeBorah Goletz, Lynn Goodman, Joan Hardin, Beth Heit, Tsehai Johnson, Kate Malone, Norma Messing, Elspeth Owen, and Mary Trainor. The qualitative research summarized within this book draws influence from feminist methodologies and the visual arts methodology of portraiture. Artists, art historians, and art educators interested in ceramics and gender will find detailed discussion of unexpected persistence of gendered associations within ceramic technology, social binaries of gender identity in symbols and traditions of clay, and subtle sexism surrounding ceramics in education. At the same time, this text celebrates women’s work in ceramics as an often neglected set of perspectives, highlighting the intricate complexities of artistic ambivalences and lived experiences of art within a dynamic dialogue.
Categories: Art

Hard Living on Clay Street

Hard Living on Clay Street

Study of a white working class neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Two very different blue collar families, the Shackelfords and the Mosenys, live on Clay street. This is their story of survival from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Author: Joseph T. Howell

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 0881335266

Category: Social Science

Page: 405

View: 577

This book chronicles the lives of two neighboring families of Howell's as he was part of a team of researchers whose primary objective was to study a lower income white working class community.
Categories: Social Science

Henry Clay Frick

Henry Clay Frick

For the first time, a great-granddaughter of Henry Clay Frick, world famous art collector and steel tycoon, has assembled an intimate, pictorial biography that reveals the triumphs and tragedies of Frick's life. 370 illustrations, 225 in ...

Author: Martha Frick Symington Sanger

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106014922196

Category: Architecture

Page: 599

View: 200

For the first time, a great-granddaughter of Henry Clay Frick, world famous art collector and steel tycoon, has assembled an intimate, pictorial biography that reveals the triumphs and tragedies of Frick's life. 370 illustrations, 225 in color.
Categories: Architecture

The Papers of Henry Clay

The Papers of Henry Clay

He painted portraits in Paris, Kentucky, at "$25. a head," which his father in the
East regarded as a disgraceful way to ... The portrait of Clay is a sound
confirmation of Jouett's likeness, though it shows Clay less "elevated" in the
picture space.

Author: Henry Clay

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813100615

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

View: 595

Categories: Political Science

Warrington Pen portraits

 Warrington  Pen portraits

THE CLAY COMPROMISE . " Henry Clay is the man who is principally
responsible for this mischief . Foote might have blustered ; Webster might have
apostatized : but , without Clay's management , the thing could not have
succeeded .

Author: William Stevens Robinson

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002407708Q

Category: Journalists

Page: 587

View: 448

Categories: Journalists

The American Portrait Gallery

The American Portrait Gallery

Containing Correct Portraits and Brief Notices of the Principal Actors in American
History ... From Christopher Columbus Down to the Present Time. 212 HENRY
CLAY eaving the Senate , he was again elected to the legislature , and , the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:AA0009194895

Category: United States

Page: 768

View: 607

Categories: United States

United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set

Henry Clay - continued n 1955 the Senate decided to honor five of its most
significant former members by commissioning their portraits for permanent
display in the Reception Room adjacent to the Senate Chamber . The portraits
were placed ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015087670009

Category: United States

Page:

View: 189

Categories: United States

The Wife s Victory

The Wife s Victory

NEAGLE'S CORRECT PORTRAIT AND ONLY TRUE LIKENESS EVER
PUBLISHED OF HENRY CLAY . T. B. PETERSON , No. 102 Chesnut Street ,
Philadelphia , PUBLISHES THIS DAY the above Portrait , and most respectfully
dedicates it to ...

Author: Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112003190870

Category:

Page: 199

View: 290

Categories:

Biographical History of Cherokee County Iowa Containing Portraits of All the Presidents of the United States from Washington to Harrison with Accompanying Biographies of Each a Condensed History of Iowa with Portraits and Biographies of the Governors of the State with Personal Histories of Many of the Early Settlers and Leading Families

Biographical History of Cherokee County  Iowa  Containing Portraits of All the Presidents of the United States from Washington to Harrison  with Accompanying Biographies of Each  a Condensed History of Iowa  with Portraits and Biographies of the Governors of the State   with Personal Histories of Many of the Early Settlers and Leading Families

ton . quite a heap of peculiar looking clay , which him $ 5,000 . This is one of
three such kilus the wild animal had drawn from his under in the State of Iowa . Its
peculiarity consists ground home . It proved to be the finest principally in the fact ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89072939234

Category: Cherokee County (Iowa)

Page: 639

View: 749

Categories: Cherokee County (Iowa)

The Clay worker

The Clay worker

Some years ago a portion of a red clay pipe - bowl was found in the bed of a
creek , on Vancouver's Island , which was evidently intended as a portrait of
Henry Clay , produced probably during the presidential campaign of 1844. On
one side ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004996596

Category: Brick trade

Page:

View: 965

Categories: Brick trade

Top Ten Secrets for Perfect Baby Child Portraits

Top Ten Secrets for Perfect Baby   Child Portraits

Top Ten Secrets for Perfect Baby & Child Portraits helps camera consumers get into the head of America’s master baby, child, and portrait photographer—and his step-by-step guidance will help anyone take better photographs.

Author: Clay Blackmore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621532347

Category: Photography

Page: 112

View: 571

Today’s cash-conscious families can’t afford to take professional portraits of their children each month. Top Ten Secrets for Perfect Baby & Child Portraits helps camera consumers get into the head of America’s master baby, child, and portrait photographer—and his step-by-step guidance will help anyone take better photographs. Clay Blackmore, a professional photographer and proud father of a young son, shows anyone how to shoot the top baby and child photos with any compact point-and-shoot or DSLR camera. Now parents can take professional-quality photos, preserving precious memories and milestones. Blackmore provides insight, background, tips, and guidelines for his ten favorite types of baby and child photographs, all based on lighting situations ranging from window light to setting up a makeshift home studio with one or more lighting sources. Color photographs from his professional and personal portfolio illustrate each step and provide inspiration. Book Bonus: an exclusive password to a 20-minute online instructional how-to video with the author demonstrating each cluster of photo techniques.
Categories: Photography

The Life and Public Services of Henry Clay

The Life and Public Services of Henry Clay

... and the whigs , with eager looks and hope , and triumph in their eyes , continue
to pour in by thousands from the remotest quarters of the Union . Clay . badges
hang conspicuously at all button - holes ; Clay portraits , Clay banners , Clay ...

Author: Epes Sargent

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89077007821

Category: Clay Monument (Lexington, Ky.)

Page: 627

View: 492

Categories: Clay Monument (Lexington, Ky.)

Sketches and Portraits of the Virginia Conference Methodist Episcopal Church South

Sketches and Portraits of the Virginia Conference  Methodist Episcopal Church  South

In 1858 – 59 he was stationed at Clay Street chapel , Richmond , during which
time a handsome , large and expensive church was substituted for the old chapel
. The year 1860 he spent in Winchester ; 1861 , Lexington ; 1862 , Appomattox ...

Author: John James Lafferty

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001496311

Category: Clergy

Page: 242

View: 547

Categories: Clergy