Little Pig, Little Pig, Let Me In!
Jake the Mug
13” x 20” x 20”
This piece of work is a very abstract piece. It appears to be made out of wood, and resembles the shape of a flower. Form and movement dominate this work. It is arranged to look like some sort of vessel, but I doubt it serves a functional purpose, and that it was just made for decoration. The piece is very contemporary and minimalistic, much like a lot of art that is created in the current time period. There doesn't seem to be a set "emotion" with this scuplture, but the artist may have created this with nature in mind. This piece is surely successful, because it fits the bill for what a lot of people lok for to put in their homes for decoration.
Laocoön and His Sons
Agesander, Athenodoros and Polydorus
1.84 m in height
Obviously, there are three men in this work, and they appear to be going through a hardship period due to the fact that there is a snake wrapped around their legs and the snake is biting the man in the middle. The men also have very pained expressions on their faces. Texture, shape, and contrast are very apparent in this work. The artist put very intricate detail into the bodies and hair of the three men, giving the illusion that you would feel human flesh and hair if you touched the sculpture. The artist was also very careful in making the men look very realistic and human-like. The sculpture has good contrast because it is built in white marble, and it has a dark background, making the piece stand out. Art of this nature was very popular back in the time period it was constructed in, so it is very successful. Today, it is a priceless piece of art. The ood of this piece portrays hardship, sadness, and possibly even fear by looks of the pained expressions on the men.