Monday Morning Muse: Sculpture study


This photograph of a beautiful marble bust of a young woman, attributed to German artist Joseph Spithover, joined the Mead’s collection in 2000.

For those interested in the history and advancements made in the art of sculpture, the following video of Dr. Nicholas Penny’s distinguished lecture at Amherst College, “How Museums Influence Artists: Some Curious Examples,” sheds light on the popularity sculpture gained before 1900, and its fascinating unraveling over the course of the 20th century.

image source: Sculpture study, marble bust of young woman

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