This collection of galleries, with photos captured throughout the major museums of Europe, is a tribute to European sculpture with a specific focus on how artists represented the human body. The aim of my project is to suggest and present evidence that humanism, tenderness and sensuality in art are stylistic and idealism tendencies unifying European sculpture from the Renaissance onwards..
The work, divided into galleries in chronological sections, will surprise you, giving new hints towards the interpretation that places the start of humanism and modernity in Europe, in art, as well as literature and philosophy, with the Renaissance. This wide and lavish look will be your springboard for new reflections and deeper viewpoints on the evolution of European sculpture.
In some cases I approached the photography of a work with the perspective of the kinetic observer moving around the sculpture at 360 degrees.
Some galleries are coming soon but you will find photos of works by sculptures such as Bartolini, Barzaghi, Bernini, Boucher, Canova, Carpeaux, Carrier-Belleuse, Claudel, Dalou, Michelangelo, Pandiani, Pilon, Pradier Rodin, Stróbl, Thornycroft, Troubetzkoy, Vela, Westmacott, Wildt to name a few.
The 18th Century. Neoclassicism & 1st French Empire
The XVIII century sculpture turns to lighter themes and form contrasting the exaggerated extravagance of the Baroque period. Imagery depicts bucolic atmospheres, mythical characters and historic subjects which substitute religious figures and settings.