portfolio : works in progress : revolt
at the niche statuary              
Title: Revolt at the Niche Statuary
Dimensions: 24" x 18" x 1"
Medium: Clay
Year: 1996

This relief (in progress) is a whimsical depiction of the transition in art history between the Renaissance and the Baroque period. During the Renaissance, sculpture was often subordinate to architecture; sculpture was usually situated in niches and never seen in the round. Finally, sculpture came into its own during the Baroque, now able to command attention as an entity separate and distinct from the structure that contains it. MORE>