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The sculpture stands in silent reverence, situated on the floor, depicting a female figure seated elegantly with crossed legs. It’s smooth, white surface entices the viewer to examine the curves and lines of the body, from the refined twist in the pelvic area to the graceful curve of the back. The intentional cropping focuses attention on the exquisite torso, celebrating the enchanting allure of the female form. The sculpture's fluid and rounded shapes pay tribute to Greek ideals of beauty, with the posture reflecting the poise and elegance of a classical Venus. This artwork offers a chance to embrace the subtleties of life's journey and the transformations that accompany it, serving as a contemplation on the inevitable decline that accompanies aging. The lines and curves of the body evoke a woman who has experienced a full life but is now approaching a period of decline. The piece's beauty lies in the balance between these two notions, the classical ideal of beauty and the stark reality of aging. The title, "Beauty Crisis," encapsulates this tension. The term "crisis" has its roots in Greek, the same culture that provided the concept of classical beauty. By contrasting these two ideas, the artist accentuates the opposition between youth and age, flawlessness, and imperfection. The charm of the sculpture resides in its capacity to convey both of these notions simultaneously, presenting a compelling juxtaposition of transient youth and the impermanence of beauty—a reflection on the ephemeral nature of existence.
Sculpture:Plaster on Bronze
Artist Produced Limited Edition of:5
Size:30 W x 36 H x 30 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
Packaging:Ships in a Crate
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Miguel del Rey Vergara, a Madrid-born figurative artist. After completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, Miguel further honed his skills by earning a Sculpture Certificate from the Iconic institution, The Art Students League of New York. Miguel was also invited through a scholarship to become a member of the renown Salmagundi Club. His passion and dedication to his craft led him to receive the Franco Zeffirelli Foundation & Columbus Foundation Award scholarship for studying sculpture at the Academia di Belle Arti Carrara in Italy. Since 2015, Miguel has been sharing his expertise and artistic vision as both a practicing and teaching artist in New York City. His artwork has gained recognition in numerous exhibitions, including the Figurativas 2019 Purchase Award from the European Museum of Modern Art, the Art Renewal Center Salon 2019 Finalist award, the Walter & Michael Lantz Prize in the Richard McDermott Miller Sculpture Competition, from the American National Sculpture Society, and the Ann & Bruno Lucchesi Foundation's Grant. Miguel's remarkable talent led him to be selected as a semi-finalist from a vast pool of thousands of submissions for the Outwin-Boochever Portrait Competition hosted by the prestigious Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C In 2020, Miguel embarked on a new artistic journey by relocating to Tokyo. There, he continues to expand his creative horizons by learning oriental sculptural techniques and fully immersing himself in the rich Japanese art scene and culture. His participation as a finalist in the Yukuhashi International Sculpture Competition further showcases his ability to adapt and excel in diverse artistic environments. Miguel del Rey Vergara's unique blend of artistic talent, dedication, and global experiences have culminated in a compelling body of work that captures the essence of human emotion through form, leaving a lasting impact on audiences worldwide.
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