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The Rise of the Individual: Sculpture from the 16th to the 19th Century

Sandra Shaw

Presented at: Lyceum 1999

Date: Jul 09, 1999

Continuing with her lecture series on philosophical meaning in sculpture, Miss Shaw will take her audience on an historical journey from the conflicted art of the Reformation period to the individual in sculpture of the 19th century. This adventure will unfold through a slide presentation.

This is a journey about how man's view of himself, and his world, shapes sculptural form. Witness how the soul/body split culminates in the fantastical world of the Rococo. Then watch as sculpture is transformed by the age of reason from a tool that aggrandizes popes and kings, to an art that glorifies the individual as a moral end in himself. It is a story of the triumph of the individual over church and state, seen through the lens of sculpture: from the tombs of Rome to the dazzling gardens of Versailles, and climaxing with the soaring figure of the Statue of Liberty.


Parts: 6

Handout: none


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