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FLoating Head

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 27 July 2017 in Art & Design.

FLOATING HEAD Leucantha-by Philip Grausman
Philip Grausman has risen to become one of the most well-acclaimed portrait sculptors of his time. Grausman's portraits take on a realistic nature, giving life and personality to his figures. Large-scale Leucantha stands tall with a stoic persona. Grausman's fine workmanship and choice of material, cast aluminum, gives Leucantha a silky complexion making her seem ageless--belonging to no specific period of time. The female head is carried gracefully on a muscled neck imparting inner strength and self-assuredness.
Philip Grausman (born July 16, 1935) is an American sculptor who continues to push the limits of the time-honored portrait in art. His early work focused on natural forms representing buds and seeds, and this exploration led him to the underlying structure and form of the human head. His monumental heads of fiberglass display a subtle hand, and the lack of detail makes a stunning presentation. He also continues to create reductivist portraits at normal scale, experimenting with various metals with matte finishes to accomplish his vision.
Grausman has received numerous awards, including the Rome Prize in Sculpture, a Ford Foundation Purchase Award, and grants from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation among others. His many solo and group exhibitions of sculpture and drawings have been displayed throughout the U.S.

“Sculpture portraits stripped to essence are Mr. Grausman’s forte. Concentrating on volume and form, eliminating inconsequential details, he models faces of expressive vitality by emphasizing their structure and contours. His surfaces are integral to the work: metal, pewter, aluminum and stainless steel in gray tones that add to the distinction of these streamlined but powerful presences.

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27 Jul 2017 5:22am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Red Highlight is a great effect.

27 Jul 2017 5:23am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Beautiful interpretation

27 Jul 2017 7:10am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing work !!!!!!!!!!

27 Jul 2017 7:44am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un très beau traitement

27 Jul 2017 7:51am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great composition and splendid processing !

27 Jul 2017 8:55am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Amazing artwork ! The red is so effective in this image.

27 Jul 2017 9:14am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nicely composed against the background shrubbery

27 Jul 2017 9:28am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Striking piece of art. Thanks for the informative piece. Nice photo.

27 Jul 2017 10:32am

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful image and information .
Gosh !! He is 82 and still works !! Grand old sculptor ! Hats off to him :)

27 Jul 2017 10:45am

Maria-lina from Brownsburg Chatham, Canada

Bonjour douce Ruth, très original, c'est tout beau! Bise, bon jeudi tout doux!

27 Jul 2017 10:56am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

Excellent image of this sculpture. I like the red in this image. Great information about Grausman, he also studied birds.

27 Jul 2017 11:39am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Espectacular vista de la escultura, en el maravilloso paisaje.
Espléndida composición, con lindos tonos y luz... Felices días.

27 Jul 2017 12:11pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Interesting image. Excellent processing.

27 Jul 2017 1:52pm

BiLL from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The story and the image are very interesting, Ruthie.

27 Jul 2017 3:17pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That certainly is grand.

27 Jul 2017 3:47pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Very special this sculptor from Philip Grausman
Great artist! Nice story & information

27 Jul 2017 3:52pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An exquisite edition Ruthie. Thank you very much for the text ... very interesting. The sculpture is beautiful. HUGS!

27 Jul 2017 4:08pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle statue et vue quelle compo fantastique vue avec la touche de rouge.

27 Jul 2017 4:11pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An amazing image of this dramatic sculpture. An interesting writeup on the sculptor, too.

27 Jul 2017 4:13pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The flowers and the stern statue make interesting contrast. A very successful photograph.

27 Jul 2017 4:20pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Story/intro and photo presentation are fine also nice selectiv red.

27 Jul 2017 4:50pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very creative work.

27 Jul 2017 5:06pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture with eye-catching selective coloring where the red really "pops"!!
Thank you for the background information, too.

27 Jul 2017 5:48pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

You have placed this sculpture against a beautiful, fitting background.

27 Jul 2017 6:14pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is an amazing sculpture. Beautiful selective color. The sculpture fit in so well with the trees and foliage in the background. Very interesting information. 5*****

27 Jul 2017 7:41pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Definitely very interesting.

27 Jul 2017 11:39pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Amazing, nice target point !

27 Jul 2017 11:53pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a striking sculpture and I like your framing and color treatment

28 Jul 2017 1:45am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh que c'est superbe

28 Jul 2017 8:24am

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