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Daniel Maidman's New Article on Sabin Howard Figure Drawings

Thought I'd share Daniel's new article on his blog. Daniel Maidman making art and thinking about art: Art and Artists III: Forms of Beauty.

 It is a construction: Howard constructed it based on his knowledge of anatomy, and the theory of the body he has derived from that knowledge. As he puts it, "I wanted to do more experimentation with the conceptualization of the body in geometric terms, how all the parts fit together. There is a lot about the architecture of the figure being the skeleton. And the musculature being the spinning organic element. As a sculptor I am an architect working with organic form."

The energy within the figure is manifested in the spiraling organic architecture of the body. The morphology becomes a blueprint for the individual psychology of the being. It's uniqueness is created in a universal language that is understood by all because it is a representation of us as humans.

Figurative art should go beyond the rendering of the figure as if it were a still life.

These drawings are about showing a divine representation of us.

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Sabin Howard sculptures are classical figures that feel thoroughly modern while recalling the mastery of the Renaissance and ancient Greece.


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