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
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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.
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.
Author: George Fitzpatrick BarfieldPublish On: 2017-10-30
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
Author: George Fitzpatrick Barfield
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Category: Social Science
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.
Author: Martha Frick Symington SangerPublish On: 1998
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
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.
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
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
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 ...
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: Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte SouthworthPublish On: 1854
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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.
... 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 ...
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 ...