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Hiram Powers and his ideal sculpture

by Donald M. Reynolds

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873.,
    • Sculptors -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDonald Martin Reynolds.
      SeriesOutstanding dissertations in the fine arts
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNB237.P7 R49 1977
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxvii, 377, 1051-1118 p. :
      Number of Pages1118
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4891429M
      ISBN 100824027205
      LC Control Number76023685

      Hiram Powers () was the most famous and significant of all the American neoclassic sculptors. Hiram Powers was born on J , in Woodstock, Vt. The family soon moved to Cincinnati, where Powers grew up. He began his artistic career modeling wax figures for Dorfeuille's Western Museum in Cincinnati. Preston Powers ( – ) American sculptor, painter, and teacher, born in Florence, is also known as William Preston Powers. Biography. Powers studied with his father, Hiram Powers, a well known Neo-classical sculptor and expatriate who lived in Italy. After returning to the United States, the younger Powers worked as an artist in Boston Massachusetts, Washington D.C. and.

      It was not long before his ideal busts transcended the portraits in popularity, for they possessed universal rather than individual appeal." (Hiram Powers Vermont Sculptor, Taftsville, Vermont, , p. 17). Artist Hiram Powers said that his statue, The Greek Slave, was clothed in an invisible robe of _____. Christian virtue had always studied women's rights, so she knew many details that not everyone knows. She began reading her father's law books for hours, and eventually she gained much knowledge because of it. They rejected the values.

      Hiram Powers' "Greek Slave," designed and modeledcirca , is currently on display at the Taft Museum of Art Now that the 21st century is off and running, why should we care about white marble. Fig. 1, View of Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, –, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, , showing Hiram Powers, The Greek Slave, Marble. Newark Museum, Newark. Courtesy of the Newark Museum. Photograph by Nick Mead, The underpinning principles that have guided our approach to this special issue are the twin themes of the “transatlantic” and the.


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Hiram Powers and his ideal sculpture by Donald M. Reynolds Download PDF EPUB FB2

In the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio presented the first major exhibition devoted to his work, "Hiram Powers: Genius in Marble". This is the same place of the first solo exhibition of Powers' work in Cincinnati inwhen Nicholas Longworth opened his private residence to allow the public to view Power's newest sculpture.

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New York: Garland Pub.,   Hiram Powers and His Ideal Sculpture (Outstanding dissertations in the fine arts) [Donald Martin Reynolds] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hiram Powers and His Ideal Sculpture (Outstanding dissertations in the fine arts).

Hiram Powers was one of the first American artists to achieve international recognition, and through his fame, helped to elevate the role of sculpture in nineteenth-century America.

Growing up on a farm in Woodstock, Vermont, he had never seen a statue, but frequently dreamed of a female figure standing on a pillar—a vision that was to haunt Born: Author by: Richard P. Wunder Languange: en Publisher by: Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 19 Total Download: File Size: 45,8 Mb Description: A detailed account of the life and career of Hiram Powers (), the first American-born sculptor to win international g mainly on his correspondence, volume one focuses on the artist's life; and volume two consists.

Hiram Powers and his ideal sculpture by Reynolds, Donald M. Publication date Topics Powers, Hiram,Sculptors Publisher New York: Garland Pub. page, are missing in the original book.

Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City New. Hiram Powers ( − 73) was among the first American sculptors to establish an international reputation, rising to fame in the late s with his Greek Slave, a life-size marble sculpture of a chained, nude could have predicted Powers’ incredible success from his humble beginnings on a farm in Ohio or his time in Washington, DC, where he made somber plaster portraits of four.

American and European clients gravitated to Powers’ studio, providing a steady stream of commissions for his portraits and ideal subjects. Powers continued to model portrait busts throughout his career, a genre in which he excelled, completing some ; George Washington (), his most popular, was translated to marble at least.

Artist Hiram Powers earned fame and fortune for his beguiling sculpture, but how he crafted it might have proved even more shocking Plaster cast of Greek Slave,by Hiram Powers.

A detailed account of the life and career of Hiram Powers (), the first American-born sculptor to win international fame. Drawing mainly on his correspondence, volume one focuses on the artist's life; and volume two consists of a catalogue of his work and contains more than illustrations.

Corrects numerous errors of fact that have been perpetuated about Powers. [1] Provenance per Richard P. Wunder, Hiram Powers: Vermont Sculptor,2 vols., Newark, London, and Toronto, James D'Arcy was a hat manufacturer and a brother-in-law of the previous owner, James Robb.

See also: Martina Droth with Sarah Kraus, “Mapping The Greek Slave” digital interactive, in "The Greek Slave by Hiram Powers: A Transatlantic Object,” eds. Martina.

Donald Reynolds, Hiram Powers and His Ideal Sculpture (Garland, ). Vivien Green Fryd, “Hiram Power’s America: ‘Triumphant as Liberty and in Unity,” American Art Jour 2 (), 55–75 (ill.). Tom Armstrong, “The New Field–McCormick Galleries in the Art Institute of Chicago,” Magazine Antiques4 (Oct.

), – They were made for private homes, to be installed in the parlor. Sculptors like Hiram Powers could hardly keep up with the demand for ideal busts. Still, even as Powers churned them out, his ambitions for the busts were high.

Powers called his sculptures “unveiled souls.” The ideal bust shed the body to reveal what was within. Hiram Powers, America, \r© Art Institute of Chicago. by imitating the ancients,” the German historian Johann Winckelmann declared in his influential book, Thoughts on the Imitation of Greek Works in Painting and Sculpture.

With his the classical world was imagined as a perfect and pure ideal. The Greek Slave by American sculptor Hiram Powers () A merican sculptor Hiram Powers’ naked marble masterpiece, The Greek Slave, was directly inspired by his Parisian education. Hiram Powers () was the most famous and significant of all the American neoclassic sculptors.

Hiram Powers was born on Jin Woodstock, Vt. The family soon moved to Cincinnati, where Powers grew up. He began his artistic career modeling wax figures for Dorfeuille's Western Museum in Cincinnati.

His efforts then were noticed by the. Hiram Powers was perhaps the most famous American sculptor of his day. After viewing some of Powers’ works, John Quincy Adams wrote the poem entitled “To Hiram Powers”; “Sculptor.

thy hand hath moulded into form The haggard features of a time-worn face And whosoever view thy work shall trace An age of sorrow, and a life of storm. Artist. Today, we take a moment to commemorate the th birthday of American sculptor Hiram Powers. Born in Woodstock, Vermont, on JPowers got his.

Hiram Powers () was one of the most celebrated American sculptors of the nineteenth century. His full-length nude marble statue The Greek Slave (), one of his best-known works, earned him international acclaim.

Hiram Powers (Woodstock, Vermont, J – JFlorence, Italy) When a boy Powers was taken with his family to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he learned the art of modeling, and acquired some local reputation for his busts and medallions of such men as Calhoun, Webster, Jackson, and Clay.This sculpture by Hiram Powers was perhaps the most popular American work of art at mid-century.

Over one hundred thousand people paid to see it during its tour around the country. Powers himself supplied this gloss on the statue's sensational subject--a woman on sale as a sexual object.The Gallery is closed to the public until further notice.

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