Modern to Contemporary Sculpture
6.3.2 Mother and Child, Henry Moore, bronze, private collection.Detail after treatment.
6.3.1 Costantino Nivola, 1962, Morse College, Yale University. Top overview of sculpture in Eero Saarinen courtyard.
6.3.3 Untitled, Michael Malpass, 1975-1978, private collection. Overview of the steel sculpture of four, continuous, enveloping spheres.
6.3.4 Norlans' Blues, David Smith, painted steel, private collection.
6.3.5 Joel Shapiro, bronze, private collection. Overview during treatment.
6.3.6 Kite, Jasha Green, 1977, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT. Overview of the Cor-ten sculpture repairing failed welds.
6.3.7 Huius Seculi Constantia Atque Ordo Inconstantia Post Eritatis A St. J, Ian Hamiltan Finlay, 1990, Private Collection. City Park, NY.
6.3.8 Obelisco Transportable, Damian Ortega, 2005. Fiberglass, metal, rubber, paint.
6.3.9 Untitled, Bentan, ca.1980, University of Connecticut, Storrs. Condition assessment & treatment guidelines, sculpture in storage.
6.3.10 Costantino Nivola, 1962, Morse College, Yale University. Cast stone sculpture after treatment.
6.3.11 Barbara Hepworth, bronze, private collection. View after treatment.
6.3.12 Walking Woman, Lynn Chadwick, bronze, private collection. View after treatment.
6.3.13 William Zorach, bronze, private collection. Detail during treatment.
6.3.14 Youth, William Zorach, bronze, private collection. Detail after treatment.
6.3.15 Heech, Parviz Tanavoli, private collection. Overview of the bronze contemporary sculpture depicting Persian symbol for "nothing".
6.3.16 Alcove, Harriet Bart, 2008, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames. Overview of bronze relief sculptures after instillation.
6.3.17 Facing Couple, Itzik Benshalom, 1999, Quinnipiac University, CT. Replacement of failed iron hardware.
6.3.18 History of Dairying, Christian Petersen, 1936, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames. Terra cotta panel 1 after treatment.
6.3.19 Paper Sculpture, Contemporary, Private Collection, CT. Stainless and aluminum honeycomb mount after treatment.
Following advances in painting by European impressionist and post impressionist artists, modern, three-dimensional work began with sculptors such as Auguste Rodin, who in 1900, changed the landscape for sculpture with his work The Gates of Hell. Modern sculpture proliferated in the 20th century and dynamically questioned the definitions of art. Postmodern Art, generally from 1960’s – 1990’s, and Contemporary Art, indicating current art movements, generally from 2000-present, continues to challenge notions of art and culture.
The vast range of materials, fabrication techniques and artistic ideologies employed by Modern to Contemporary sculptors also challenge the conservation profession, requiring the upholding of conservation standards and re-evaluation of guiding conservation principles, balancing the act of preservation with compatibility of the artists’ intent.
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