average essay, did require much time nice job, needs more formal art elements mentioned
Segal's Blue Woman in Black Chair vs. Greek Athena Lemnia
George Segal's Blue Woman in Black Chair and the Greek
sculpture Athena Lemnia are freestanding sculptures created
in different cultures at different times and through
different sculpting procedures, but still have several
things in common. Segal's sculpture was created about 2500
years after the Greek sculpture and thus also has many
details that are distinct from the older Athena Lemnia
Both of these sculptures have a few details in common.
First of all, both of them are freestanding or in-the-round.
They may be inspected from any direction, each offering a
different sight to the viewer. Also, they are both very
much lifelike in some respects. Both sculptures have human
details that are very much realistic. Segal's sculpture's
lifelikeness is in it's overall shape and size, the Greek
sculpture very detailed with human features.
They are both
obviously sculptures of women. This is evident in Segal's
sculpture because of the breasts on the body of the figure,
and in the Greek sculpture it is visible in the facial
features and the muscular build which is more typical of the
female sculptures from that era than the male sculptures.
Segal's sculpture has many aspects that are particular
to it and set it distinctly apart from the Greek sculpture.
First, the sculpture is life-size. This enables the viewer
to relate to it more personally. We interact with it on a
more equal basis seeing that it is not overpowering and also
we do not feel as though we are overshadowing it. One of
the more obvious details that sets it apart is the color.
The body of the woman is painted bright blue and has a...