Sculpture Solarium

Sculpture is among the earliest art forms known to man. The desire to create a three-dimensional likeness of real objects crosses cultures and periods. Works can also be two-dimensional where images are carved into a medium creating an engraving or elements may project from a surface forming a relief. Sculpture can be carved or cast with a variety of materials including stone, wood, clay, wax, glass, molten metal, sand or plaster. Thematically, work can convey different ideas and meanings: religious such as Seated Buddha, literary subjects like Au Loup!!, historical figures as in El Cid Campeador, romantic myths represented by Psiche e Amore, allegories as in Answering Note or event abstractions embodying ideas not immediately visible as in Messenger recalling a Greek myth.

Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha (8th Century Marble)
  • 8th Century
  • Marble
  • Unidentified Artist
  • Chinese, Tang Dynasty, 618-906
  • Gift of Mr. John L. Booth
  • 1952.11.1

El Cid Compeador

El Cid Compeador (1927 Bronze)
  • 1927
  • Bronze
  • Anna Hyatt Huntington
  • American, 1876-1973
  • Gift of the artist
  • 1947.1