Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
For me, looking at art is running away, enjoying the magic of another’s creative reality. A few days ago I went to Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts for an exhibit of sculpture by Ron Mueck. To say the least, I was blown away.
He is called a hyperrealist sculptor, and it is easy to see why. No detail is left to the imagination.
Using resin, silicone, fiberglass and other materials he creates human forms that portray life through its various stages: birth,
Not always are the figures true to scale. They may be larger
or smaller giving one the idea that size reflects the enormity of the event represented.
It is said that some of Mueck’s images reflect Christian imagery
while others draw on the perfection of Renaissance painting.
Whatever the influences, Mueck’s sculptures demand attention. Like them or not, one cannot help but appreciate the artist’s attention to detail and the time such must require.
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