Category Archives: Research Point

Masks – Research

Since this project was inspired by the idea of the plague doctor masks, I began my research with some historical background into the plague doctors. “Paul Fürst, Der Doctor Schnabel von Rom (Holländer version)” by I. Columbina. These ‘doctors’ were … Continue reading

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Project 8 Research – Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread’s sculptural practice is based on casting the inside  of private, secret or unseen spaces. Her early works  included a cast made from a hot water bottle, reimagined as a torso and the inside of a room, ‘Ghost’. She … Continue reading

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Project 7 Bas-relief Research – Paolozzi

Throughout much of my adult like I have lived, worked and traveled through London, and, like many, Paolozzi was a daily presence in my life. His works are dotted around the city, as documented by The Londonist, though the list … Continue reading

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Research – Modelling

My research for Part 3 of the course has followed two paths. Firstly I have looked at the works of the artists suggested in the course materials: Donatello, Rodin, de Kooning, Tucker, Kapoor, Isherwood and Villar Rojas. Rather than look … Continue reading

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Sketching Sculpture in the Tate Modern

Two recent study visits to the Tate Modern have given me the opportunity to sketch some of the sculptures there. This first sketch is Agricola III, 1952  by David Smith, and American sculptor. Here he has taken old agricultural implements … Continue reading

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Research – Eva Hesse

Talking to a tutor on a Study Visit about where I was in my courses and my thinking, she suggested I look at the work of Eva Hesse. I found an instant connection with her work in its use of … Continue reading

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Research – Stacked Sculptures

Project 3 of the course involves building three dimensional structures by stacking. Malevich, in ‘Architectonics’,  and Schnier with ‘Cubical Variations Within a Rectangular Column’ seem to drawn directly on architecture and cubism whilst Brancusi with his Endless Column series and … Continue reading

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