A blog about about painting, design and other aspects of aesthetics along with a dash of non-art topics. The point-of-view is that modernism in art is an idea that has, after a century or more, been thoroughly tested and found wanting. Not to say that it should be abolished -- just put in its proper, diminished place.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Augustus Saint-Gaudens' New Hampshire Studio
I wrote about the Cornish, New Hampshire art colony home of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) in the previous post. His grounds are now held by the National Park Service. It's a little out of the way, but doable if you are also visiting the Dartmouth College area.
I'm not a sculptor, so can offer little commentary on the photos below that I took in September. Click on images to enlarge.
Here is his studio, a large building a short distance from the house. The left-hand two thirds of the building is a large studio now displaying small examples of his work. On the side opposite, facing towards the northeast are large windows, mounted high.
This part of the building seems to have been used for preliminary studies.
Panning slightly to the left of the previous image. The objects displayed might not have been typical of what was actually going on while Saint-Gaudens was working here, though I can't rule out curators having photographic evidence.
Saint-Gaudens' office nook.
Study of figure for the Sherman statue ensemble at the Plaza corner of New York City's Central Park.