openculture.comRare Film of Sculptor Auguste Rodin Working at His Studio in Paris (1915)In the past few days we've featured a series of remarkable little films of French artists Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas. Today we wrap things up with just one more: a rare glimpse of the great sculptor Auguste Rodin.
artforum.comLuboš Plný at DOX Centre for Contemporary ArtModel, janitor, railway electrician: If Luboš Plný’s myriad vocations exclude formal training in art, this sweeping exhibition confirms the artist’s prowess and the contemporary art world’s desire to embrace a practice it once considered “outsider.” Here, we see Plný mercilessly rive his body and psyche, amassing the effects of his self-criticism and physical depredation in collage, sculpture, and photography.In two collages from 2012 and 2014 (both Untitled), Plný draws his brain as delicate dissections. Each slice bristles with detail. Often, labels refer to body parts as well as the maladies
metmuseum.orgLike Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)Seven hundred years of sculptural practice—from 14th-century Europe to the global present—are examined anew in this groundbreaking exhibition, which asks the question: Just how perfectly should figurative sculpture resemble the human body?