sculpture

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The skull is a universal symbol of mortality, appearing in artworks by everyone from Hans Holbein the Younger and Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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Photo Essays

Pablo Picasso, Now in 3D

by Benjamin Sutton on September 10, 2015

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It’s hard to get excited for another Pablo Picasso exhibition. He is, after all, the Steven Spielberg of European modernism — flashy, prolific, proficient at a vast range of genres, and overrepresented in the mainstream cultural canon.

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Post image for A Granite Sculptor’s Last and Largest Work Completed in His Memory

On June 15, Jesús Moroles was driving from his home in Rockport, Texas, to Chickasha, Oklahoma, to continue work on the largest granite project of his career when he was killed in a car crash.

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CHICAGO — In the entire history of art, how many works depict a tree as their main subject?

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Post image for The 19th-Century Slave Sculpture that Exposed Americans to Nudity in Art

The first nude sculpture of a woman widely seen by the American public depicted a slave, just decades before the Civil War.

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Post image for The Luminous Plastic of an Underappreciated Light and Space Artist

To create translucent sculptures in the colossal proportions he desired, De Wain Valentine needed a new type of plastic.

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There’s something about pristine, mountainous landscapes that has inspired some of the tackiest public monuments in recent decades.

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Post image for New Clue Revealed for a Sculpture of Secret Code at CIA Headquarters

A secret message encoded in a sculpture at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, got one step closer to being solved last week.

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CHICAGO — In a group show at Packer Schopf Gallery, three artists explore ideas or activities that are central to American identity: nature, political protest, and sports.

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CHICAGO — Judith Mullen’s new work consists of sculptures and paintings that look like detritus, like the sort of thing that accumulates in rivers or forest floors after heavy storms: swirls of leaves, bark, wood chips, pine needles, things discarded by humans, whipped together by wind and rain to float indolently on the wet and dry surfaces of the world.

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