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Gaudier-Brzeska

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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:42
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):2100
  • Dimensions (in):9.7 x 7.4 x 0.1
  • Publication Date:May 8, 2012
  • ISBN:123101217X
  • EAN:9781231012178
  • ASIN:123101217X
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ... of him. He also did several other portrait busts in plaster. These representational busts do not particularly interest me, but they do serve to show Gaudier's liability, as, for the matter of that, do some of the comic drawings, notably where having done some drawings on brown paper with blue ink, which renders them unsuitable for reproduction because the camera takes blue as white, he copied them in black and white with amazing exactness. There is nothing in this, but it is the sort of detail which impresses the lay mind and shows it the difference between chance rightness and the mastery of a medium. He was a master draughtsman, and sculpture is consummate draughtsmanship, it is an infinite number of contours in one work, and on that rests much of its durability of interest. The picture we have all at once and we must walk round the statue. Friendship With Wolmark Alfred Wolmark knew Gaudier before I did. Gaudier was in and out of his studio a good deal. Wolmark has done two portraits of him. Mr. Wolmark has been good enough to meet me at the Cafe Royal and communicate his impressions and some opinions on Gaudier. He said that Gaudier "never came into the house without making drawings, of the people there, of models; caricatures, anything... and no matter what he drew the drawing was always a living object." It was on his way to Wolmark's that Gaudier was set upon by roughs, or rather they jeered at him and pulled his cape, so he assaulted three of them, was very much mauled, lost a few teeth, and inflicted, we believe, considerable damage on his opponents. He arrived at Wolmark's silent, almost unrecognizable, incapable of speech or mastication. Wolmark says that Gaudier had no nerves, that he could draw anywhere, at any time. He pictures him ...

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