MOULDED BY THE HANDS OF GOD
Andrew Lamprecht, curator
Saturday 27 January 1.00–3:00 pm COURSE FEES R220; Staff and students R110
Many traditions around the world hold the first person or people were created by a god who literally made them from clay or a similar material in three dimensions. Humans have followed suit in the attempt to replicate that which they experience, perceive or imagine in a similar way in a vast array of substances ranging from wood, metal, rock or almost anything else they could get their hands on and form into shapes.
This double lecture examines sculpture across the ages, from ancient times, through to the present. Monuments, religious icons, functional pieces and ideals of beauty have all been approached by sculptors through the ages. Additionally, attention will be given to ‘new’ forms of three-dimensional art including abstraction, installation and even conceptual art.