Being Human


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Being Human: Modern Sculpture at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Julia Carver

Can art capture what it is to be human? Is sculpture uniquely placed to create a bodily presence?

Being Human explores sculpture’s enduring interest in the human figure. From Rodin’s assistant Antoine Bourdelle, grappling with physical form to
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, capturing the rhythms of the moving body. From Elisabeth Frink’s meditation on human pain to Ralph Brown’s
celebration of desire and love. This beautifully illustrated book considers how sculpture is particularly suited to rendering the human figure. It is sculpture’s three  dimensional nature that gives these works their presence.