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Elegance Sculpture - Limited Edition of 5

Miguel Del Rey


Sculpture, Bronze on Bronze

Size: 25 W x 70 H x 25 D in

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Whispers of a timeless beauty grace the viewer's gaze as they encounter "Elegance," a life-size bronze sculpture of a poised, nude female figure. The artist masterfully captures the essence of classical tradition while infusing it with the striking presence of a modern black woman, echoing the transcendent nature of elegance that defies the constraints of time. As the observer's eyes traverse the gentle contrapposto of the figure, they are met with an air of relaxation, reflecting an inner tranquility that can only be described as serene. The elegance and calm exuded by the sculpture is further accentuated by the harmonious proportions, which adhere to the classic standards of feminine beauty, a testament to the artist's keen understanding of the human form. At the heart of "Elegance" lies the powerful gaze and strong presence of the model, a black woman who effortlessly blends classic allure with contemporary beauty. Her visage, adorned with a modern hairstyle, exudes a strength of character and indomitable will that transcends her physical form. The artist's skillful portrayal of the subject's unique attributes is a testimony to their ability to not only capture her likeness but also the essence of her spirit. "Elegance" is more than just a sculpture; it is an homage to the enduring grace and beauty of the female form. It is a celebration of the strength, delicacy, and determination that resides within every woman, transcending the barriers of time, culture, and race. The artist's skillful melding of classical and contemporary elements creates a visual symphony that resonates with the soul, leaving the viewer with an indelible impression of the true essence of elegance.

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Sculpture:Bronze on Bronze

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:5

Size:25 W x 70 H x 25 D in

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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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