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3302 Fine Art-Sculpture Classical styles Niki de Saint Phalle's influence

Methods in Netsuke modeling

My early preparations during summer has lead me to sketch up new ideas of modeling diagrams in a more larger scale, like turning a normal object into something mysterious but huge beyond anything then I could ever produce in three dimensional. Primary method into large structures were searching for answers on Japanese influence into various hybrids or monsters known in their own culture, as they were told in stories, ancient artifacts and folklore tales of what could inspire me to develop new diagrams of planning with my next resources of wooden carving and blending with two materials I mostly used in last years Doodle hybrids.

New technique of large-scale netsuke experimentation:

  • Start of plan on my own diagrams of shaping regular animals into unseen Japanese monsters
  • Investigate on new artists of Niki de Saint Phalle and Auguste Forestier
  • Practice on doodle sculpting in skeletal wooden figures and combine with various materials used in handmade
  • Study on Netsukes/Pokémon influence into my own model’s details
  • Manipulate with chicken wires and fabric-hessian dips in plaster
  • Work on prototypes towards my masterpiece for exhibition near Christmas and Degree show- end of term 3

Evidence on large scale methods:

Rice Straw Sculptures in Japan Turn Farming Debris into Art
Rice Straw Animal Sculptures from the 2017 Wara Art Festival | Spoon &  Tamago

These are the early works in wooden straws that meant to resemble a lion and gorilla, which it said to have mentioned in many different forms of animals as Japanese would describe them as kaiju or in translation giant monsters and it had filled my inspiration of building my year 3 models in such big scales.

Mostly to resemble a replica of my chosen monster that comes from different periods or cultures meant to examine on their legacy of being gods among mankind like some creatures of Pokemon were legendary like noting we ever heard or seen in our world and monsters I’ve remember from childhood which are brought into the realty of Monster-verse films via Godzilla and Kong universes.

For my term 1 project to take effect I started to craft my first prototype form of a wooden skeleton as if this method could be identical shape of the Trojan-horse. Giving my model’s appearance of a lion while drawing my blueprints in sketchbook of what I’d gathered in resources of plaster equipment and put them all together to make a perfection of a fiery-power replica of Solgaleo.

Method in Netsuke diagram of my prototype: Blazing-Solgaleo:

After finishing my prototype I begin to make a second alpha of the gorilla, which shows me a reflection to a childhood celestial titan called King-Kong like throughout his battles with ancient monsters like all kinds of predators even rivals whom to had crossed paths once. That I do the same in plaster with an added marble eyes, followed with doodle colouring to my Grillaboom figure in a jungle habitat next to his arch-rival’s home-turf of ignited flame desert with Blazing-Solgaleo.

Using Petrit Halilaj’s knowledge of visual stage arts, I’d crafted several props of two half’s of both fiery desert and blossoming rainforest and at wherever they roam across lands or regions their elemental powers would spread as they walked on the very earth humans felt in their presence.

Term 2 development of Elemental-beasts phase 2-Nighttime theme leading to the path of the Degree-Show:

Animals of the night garden: Meet your nocturnal wildlife
Lunala | Pokédex
Primary figure of Lunala replica of combined bat DNA to be my Masterpiece
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Galapagos Giant Tortoises - The Giant Saddle Back Tortoise
Red-Eyed Tree Frog
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Medium/small size animals at night seem to wonder their habitats like forests, which my finalized model would hang near the moon at nighttime forest as if my Lunala replica was worshipped as a goddess of the moon.

My further diagram of a guardian dragon of my own like shaping him as one of my nighttime-creatures:

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Classical styles

Classical influences used in sculpture

Throughout my journey into art were investigating into all kinds of cultural arts used to inspire my ideas to examine each of their histories, knowledge, details, scales and origins when using my manipulating skills to produce most replicas of hybrid arts. Then to adapt to how I would build my models in much scale that can cover the park or even a sculpture gallery grounds of my own.

First region of historical arts – Egypt

Studying on the first classical styles of Egyptian that I was really fond of its origins, next to their famous structures used to shape our inspirations in most of Egypt’s knowledge merged into arts.

Cultural methods developed in Egyptian:

  • Carved statures from stone or rock that represents gods
  • Pharaohs were known to symbolizes their rule of the region
  • Written methods used in Hieroglyphs among temples and tomb walls
  • Those whom have died were mummified into the afterlife which I had reflect with my modroc techniques
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Second region of historical arts – Greece

My next research is the very origins of humanoid/monster appearances from Greek mythology, said to be the many wonders within many regions of ancient Greece where are famous statures to represent each of the 12 Olympian gods and the people worship them and pay tribute. From the Greek god who had created our world came the birth of mankind, came many of these legendary heroes known only of their story, bravery, courage and heroic deeds for their country and that the names of each warrior are told in stories.

The Twelve Olympian Gods - Θεϊκές εκδρομές στα Μετέωρα
Poseidon
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Greek Mythology: Hercules
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Greek Mythology: Perseus
Theseus - king of Athens; son of Aethra (by two fathers: Poseidon and  Aegeus). | Greek and roman mythology, Ancient mythology, Mythology art

Following with my inspirations of hybrids appeared in all kinds of humanoid arts, because they were known by the Greek people as monsters and how they said to be feared by their behavior rage. From my point of examining my imaginary monsters to build up ideas of combining with the creature’s differences from DNA, like say wings, armored details, scales of how they stand tall and also to explain each of my monstrous effects whilst bring them into reality as 3D models.

Methods in Greek Mythology:

  • Many of these famous statues were originally carved from clay or stone
  • People who had worshipped gods via their prayers
  • Some of the statures seems to had talent like the discus to compete in old Olympics
  • Heroes of all were known by their courage written in stories
  • Hybrid monsters whom to had roam the world of ancient Greece
  • Creature’s behavior would react to people’s fear of difference of monstrous DNA
Greek Mythology Monsters: Full list and description
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Origins of Greek mythology website: https://www.greekmythology.com/Olympians/olympians.html

https://greektraveltellers.com/blog/greek-mythology-monsters

Third region of historical arts – Aztecs

Reading on another civilization across the Atlantic ocean, where the land of the Aztecs were originally based at, sightseeing on the capital city of Tenochtitlan and how I can dig up their early roots of old mexico. The Aztec people are known to worship gods, used to carve from all sorts of materials like turquoise been mined in the Aztec caves and then to craft all kinds of artifacts.

But not only that it tells of the people who were sacrificed as rituals to their gods, because it was shown in ancient tradition as if so many had died during their fierce period and that at time of the very civilization was now known to be New Mexico. Before long the Spanish Conquistador named Hernan Cortes was sent by King Charles of Spain, to lead an expedition in 1519 to overthrow the ruler of Tenochtitlan-Montezuma II. after the Aztecs drove off Cortes’s army, they return in much greater force in 1921 to defeat the Aztec empire where most of the people were driven from their cities. Next to Montezuma’a imprisonment, Cortes’s army had raided the city’s temples of all treasures, overtime Hernan Cortes alongside his army had conquered the Aztec region and then constructed new cities across the country which has become known as Mexico.

The Great Aztec Temple | Discover Magazine
Capital City of Tenochtitlan
Hernando Cortes - Stock Image - C009/3173 - Science Photo Library
Double-headed serpent – Smarthistory
British Museum's Aztec artefacts as evil as Nazi lampshades made from human  skin | Daily Mail Online
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Aztec sun stone - Wikipedia
Ancient-Aztec-Artifacts-Ancient-Aztec-jaguar-shaped-cuauhxicalli Picture

Aztec civilization websites:

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/aztec-civilization/

https://www.worldhistory.org/Aztec_Civilization/

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hernan-Cortes

https://www.ranker.com/list/whoa-aztec-artifacts/will-morgan-1

Fourth region of historical arts – Japanese

Reading on my final influence of what inspires me throughout my artist journey called Japanese, which I’ve been looking at over early summer to describe with the mysteries of cultures said to understand in myth legends long before Japan became the land of the rising sun and what gives me a form of curiosity to examine this case of ancient traditions used in all sorts of secretly methods.

Methods of Japanese culture used within their period:

  • Ancient societies of warriors like Ninjas, Samurai, Shoguns and Ronin
  • Mysteries told of unseen monsters said to had roam the wilds of Japan
  • Dragons were mentioned of their wisdom and rage of power across their culture’s stories
  • Also that of old periods of Japan meets modern technology
  • Became popular of colour effects used in their own cartoon series
  • Miniature figures called Netsuke are a reflection of pocket monsters or in translate Pokemon
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The Many Things "47 Ronin" Gets Wrong About Shogun-Era Japan (And the One  Thing It Gets Right) | History News Network
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Fashion and Function: The Art of Netsuke Carving | Springfield Museums
Bonhams : A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a coiled rat By  Masanao, Ise, 19th century
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Japanese influence between ancient and modern websites:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/in-search-of-japanese-roots

https://www.wa-pedia.com/history/origins_japanese_people.shtml

https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2127.html

https://www.netsuke.org/page-1125375

https://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokedex/