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

Portraits

Portraits

A series of six publications to be released over three years, each of which focuses on different aspects of Friedlander's images of people, featuring photographs chosen and sequenced by the artist from his archive.

Author: Lee Friedlander

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300215205

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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A series of six publications to be released over three years, each of which focuses on different aspects of Friedlander's images of people, featuring photographs chosen and sequenced by the artist from his archive.
Categories: Photography

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

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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

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

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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

Sculpting the Figure in Clay

Sculpting the Figure in Clay

This all-inclusive volume lays out an easy-to-follow step-by-step method of blocking out the plane structure and anatomy of the posed figure.

Author: Peter Rubino

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780823099245

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 184

Sculpting the Figure in Clay is a comprehensive instructional guide to sculpting the human figure in clay. This all-inclusive volume lays out an easy-to-follow step-by-step method of blocking out the plane structure and anatomy of the posed figure. The author's unique approach utilises a geometric system consisting of blocks, simple shapes and guidelines, which instructs students in a new and instinctive sculptural style. Lessons in the book simulate the classroom experience. Sculptural concepts are illustrated through a sequence of dramatic photographs of the model, taken from every angle of the model in a given pose and the entire sculpting process is shown from start to finish, with accompanying text.
Categories: Art

Modeling a Likeness in Clay

Modeling a Likeness in Clay

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.

Author: Daisy Grubbs

Publisher:

ISBN: 0823030946

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 733

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

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

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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

The Papers of Henry Clay

The Papers of Henry Clay

The first portrait of Clay still preserved was long attributed to various unlikely
hands. Jouett and William West, two candidates, were still too young to be
competent painters at the time. This earliest portrait is now attributed to Benjamin
Trott, ...

Author: Henry Clay

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813162478

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 400

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This supplement to The Papers of Henry Clay contains documents discovered too late to be included in the proper chronological sequence in earlier volumes. Spanning the years from 1793 to 1852, the items shed important light on Clay's early years in Kentucky, his legal career, and his work for the Bank of the United States. Material dealing with the "Corrupt Bargain" charge is particularly rich, and many of the letters that appear in this volume fill gaps in exchanges already published. Clay's correspondence with Benjamin Watkins Lee of Virginia and Mary Bayard, wife of Delaware senator Richard Henry Bayard, is especially interesting.An essay on Clay portraits by Clifford Amyx, professor emeritus of art at the University of Kentucky, provides a detailed discussion of the paintings, statues, busts, engravings, and daguerreotypes that featured Clay as the subject. Appended to the essay is a calendar listing each major work, the artist, date of completion, and present location. A comprehensive bibliography of works cited in the entire series will benefit researchers seeking information in addition to that provided in the annotations. This supplement is an essential addition to the earlier volumes in the series.
Categories: Literary Collections

Henry Clay Frick

Henry Clay Frick

This book will enrich any visitor's experience of the Frick Collection in a way that had not been possible in previous books.

Author: Martha Frick Symington Sanger

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106014922196

Category: Architecture

Page: 599

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With unprecedented access to personal letters, private family diaries, and the Frick archives at the Frick Collection in New York City and at family residences in Pittsburgh, Martha Frick Symington Sanger has written a unique and penetrating account of the life and times of Henry Clay Frick and his family. In addition, the author explains in this meticulously researched book the reason why Frick and his daughter Helen selected the paintings, sculpture, and other items that are included in the collection. Since 1935 the magnificent art treasures of the Frick Collections have been open to the public in the New York City mansion that the family occupied. This book will enrich any visitor's experience of the Frick Collection in a way that had not been possible in previous books. The intriguing topics covered here include Frick's complex relationship with Andrew Carnegie and with other well-known business magnates; his harsh personal life darkened by the deaths of a younger daughter and infant son; and a sensitive portrayal of his daughter Helen, who was a Frick Collection trustee and chairman of the Art Acquisitions Committee after her father's death. Illustrating this book are 370 pictures ranging from paintings and sculpture in the Frick Collection to family portraits and historical images. This biography of a key figure in the development of American industry will appeal to both art history lovers and to historians, offering a singular and compelling reading and visual experience.
Categories: Architecture

The Family Legacy of Henry Clay

The Family Legacy of Henry Clay

She challenged the image of the southern belle and questioned the authority of
the patriarch and other family males she saw in portraits at Clay homes. She
lashed out at her husband for being too protective, and she challenged God to
end ...

Author: Lindsey Apple

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813140377

Category: History

Page: 364

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Known as the Great Compromiser, Henry Clay earned his title by addressing sectional tensions over slavery and forestalling civil war in the United States. Today he is still regarded as one of the most important political figures in American history. As Speaker of the House of Representatives and secretary of state, Clay left an indelible mark on American politics at a time when the country's solidarity was threatened by inner turmoil, and scholars have thoroughly chronicled his political achievements. However, little attention has been paid to his extensive family legacy. In The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch, Lindsey Apple explores the personal history of this famed American and examines the impact of his legacy on future generations of Clays. Apple's study delves into the family's struggles with physical and emotional problems such as depression and alcoholism. The book also analyzes the role of financial stress as the family fought to reestablish its fortune in the years after the Civil War. Apple's extensively researched volume illuminates a little-discussed aspect of Clay's life and heritage, and highlights the achievements and contributions of one of Kentucky's most distinguished families.
Categories: History

Family Portraits

Family Portraits

Hold a lump of dark blue clay in one hand and a lump of light blue clay in the
other . Rub them together until they become one lump of clay . What do you see ?
Dark blue clay and light blue clay . Both colors are still visible and distinct ,
though ...

Author: Raymond Barber

Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers

ISBN: 0873982843

Category: Bible

Page: 138

View: 759

The book of Genesis is a book of origins, including that of the home. Here are sermons on the family life--both good and bad--of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph to illustrate the importance of home and family life to God.
Categories: Bible

A Visual Sculpting Course

A Visual Sculpting Course

This is the third in a series of three thematic visual courses dedicated to the realization of engraved reliefs, in which I will share my long experience as a sculptor and designer with my readers.Through 193 commented pictures I will guide ...

Author: Fabrizio Savi

Publisher:

ISBN: 1693031930

Category:

Page: 116

View: 380

This is the third in a series of three thematic visual courses dedicated to the realization of engraved reliefs, in which I will share my long experience as a sculptor and designer with my readers.Through 193 commented pictures I will guide the curious and the passionate reader alike in the realization of a front-view clay portrait in the 'engraved relief' technique, starting from the photos of a face.The text provides all the information on the type of clay which is most suitable for the realization of the work, the tools to make it, and the advice to bake it. I will also give suggestions about how to take excellent pictures of the subject which you wish to portray.The pictures effectively demonstrate the correct positions and movements of hands and tools to correctly and profitably shape the clay.The course is aimed at those who want to start engaging in the sculptural art of portraiture.
Categories:

500 Figures in Clay

500 Figures in Clay

Presents photographs of contemporary ceramics based on the human form, including the work of Andy Nasisse, Judy Fox, Kurt Weiser, and Diane Lublinski.

Author: Veronika Alice Gunter

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 1579905471

Category: Art

Page: 408

View: 332

Presents photographs of contemporary ceramics based on the human form, including the work of Andy Nasisse, Judy Fox, Kurt Weiser, and Diane Lublinski.
Categories: Art

Portraits of the Ptolemies

Portraits of the Ptolemies

THE CHRONOLOGY OF HELLENISTIC SCULPTURE IS A much-debated topic.1
Egyptian-style portraits of the Ptolemies ... includes comparing Egyptian- and
Greek-style sculptures to each other as well as to portraits on coins and clay
seals, ...

Author: Paul Edmund Stanwick

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292787476

Category: Art

Page: 256

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As archaeologists recover the lost treasures of Alexandria, the modern world is marveling at the latter-day glory of ancient Egypt and the Greeks who ruled it from the ascension of Ptolemy I in 306 B.C. to the death of Cleopatra the Great in 30 B.C. The abundance and magnificence of royal sculptures from this period testify to the power of the Ptolemaic dynasty and its influence on Egyptian artistic traditions that even then were more than two thousand years old. In this book, Paul Edmund Stanwick undertakes the first complete study of Egyptian-style portraits of the Ptolemies. Examining one hundred and fifty sculptures from the vantage points of literary evidence, archaeology, history, religion, and stylistic development, he fully explores how they meld Egyptian and Greek cultural traditions and evoke surrounding social developments and political events. To do this, he develops a "visual vocabulary" for reading royal portraiture and discusses how the portraits helped legitimate the Ptolemies and advance their ideology. Stanwick also sheds new light on the chronology of the sculptures, giving dates to many previously undated ones and showing that others belong outside the Ptolemaic period.
Categories: Art

Civil War Journal The Legacies

Civil War Journal  The Legacies

For an actual portrait, the subject and camera would be aligned so that the
immobilizer was out of sight. ... BPr oWhen people walked past the portraits of
Clay, Webster, Polk, and a host of other dignitaries hanging in Brady's studio,
they were ...

Author: William C. Davis

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418559045

Category: History

Page: 515

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"In many arenas, the Civil War changed things both in military and civilian life," William C. Davis observes. "The roles in society of women and minorities were altered drastically. Advancements in medicine and technology exerted a profound impact on the future. Industry burgeoned. The reporting of news entered the modern era with the photograph. Culture changed as the complexion of Americans evolved and as war's wounds imposed lasting divisions upon our society. It ensured at once that future wars would be more terrible, and yet we would be equipped to cope with that terror to come. These are the legacies of the war covered in this volume." Civil War Journal: The Legacies is the third volume of a three-volume treatment of the Civil War developed from the popular History Channel series Civil War Journal. Drawing on personal letters, diaries, and newspaper reports, these volumes focus on seldom-told stories of people, places, and events that bring to life the heroic intensity of the Civil War. They portray the human side of the conflict that is frequently overlooked in recounting troop movements and engagements.
Categories: History

Encounters with the Other

Encounters with the Other

Her lover is soon to leave , and the profile will provide her with a memory of him .
Pliny records : It was through the service of that same earth that modelling
portraits from clay was first invented by Butades , a potter of Sicyon , at Corinth .
He did ...

Author: Martin Calder

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042008253

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Encounters with the Other brings together a range of eighteenth-century texts in which the exploration of lingua incognita figures as a prominent topos . Drawing mostly on a corpus of French texts, but also including a number of works in English, Martin Calder attempts to realign well-known texts with more canonically marginalized works. The originality of the perspectives offered by this book lies in the comparative reading of works not previously conjoined. Encounters with otherness are marked by a transgression of the limits of language, occurring when language becomes alien or unfamiliar. Alterity may take various forms: a foreign language, a familiar language marked by the traits of foreignness, something unrecognizable as language, or even one's own language breaking down, as in madness. Unfamiliar language may be produced by a foreigner, by a child who cannot yet speak, in extreme cases by something unrecognizably human, in all cases by an agency somehow marked by difference. Narratives of encounters with otherness have written into them narratives of the discovery of the self. Implicitly informed by the reading techniques associated with literary theory, Encounters with the Other offers an insightful commentary on issues surrounding colonialism, cultural difference, gender and the importance of language to identity. Martin Calder's work challenges certain Eurocentric notions and exposes the problematic links between Enlightenment rationality and colonial expansion. This book is of interest both to undergraduate students and to academic researchers, and to a more general readership concerned with understanding the relationship between Europe, the 'West' and a wider world.
Categories: Social Science

Portraits of John Quincy Adams and His Wife

Portraits of John Quincy Adams and His Wife

He is a native Belgian, an experienced Connoisseur in the art of painting, and
greatly admires the last portrait by ... came this morning and invited me to his
chamber at Brown's hotel, to look at a portrait of Henry Clay, which he has just
finished.

Author: Andrew Oliver

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674691520

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

View: 159

This volume affords a visual documentation of the most varied political career in American history and exemplifies the work of the principal American portraitists from the days of Copley and Stuart to the dawn of the Daguerrean era. Included in the 159 illustrations are all the known life portraits, busts, and silhouettes of John Quincy and Louisa Catherine Adams, along with important replicas, copies, engravings, and representative likenesses of their siblings. The book is organized into seven chapters which generally coincide with the major divisions of John Quincy Adams' political career. Within each chapter are discussed the artists, their relationships with the Adams's, and the provenance of each of their works. A chronology of John Quincy Adams' life for each period accompanies the chapter to which it pertains. Information about the size of each likeness, the inscriptions if any, the date executed, and present ownership where known is summarized in the List of Illustrations. The Adams's, as they watched themselves age over the years in the marble, ink, or oil of the artists who portrayed them, recorded much by way of commentary on the artistic talent and process at hand. The author makes use of the diaries and correspondence preserved in the Adams Papers, thus combining a learned appreciation with an intimate glimpse of Adams's as they saw themselves.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

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

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Categories: Clay Monument (Lexington, Ky.)