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The Chase – March – April 2011

Хорошо нам знакомый по предыдущим обзорам журнал английского сокольничьего клуба за апрель-март 20111. В основном здесь отражена информация по предстоящей выставке в сентябре, полный обзор которой я уже давал. Однако, кроме этого есть довольно интересные материалы. В первую очередь это касается творчества Geoffrey Dashwood. Ниже я привожу краткую биографию скульптора и видео его работ. Впрочем, по ссылке внутри номера есть переход на полную инофрмацию о нем.

 

Biography – Geoffrey Dashwood (British b. 1947) Geoffrey Dashwood was born in Hampshire, England in 1947. At the age of fifteen he won a scholarship to study fine art at the Southampton College of Art, but left after a brief period preferring to study directly from nature.

He worked in many varied occupations experimenting in various mediums and exploring techniques in his spare time. His last employment was with the Forestry Commission when he was engaged as a keeper in the New Forest. However, he also became the unofficial artist in residence for his employers. He left in his mid twenties to pursue a freelance career and received commissions from various patrons for illustrations and design work, concurrently drawing and painting independently.

Скульптуры Дэшвуда с панорамным обзором

In the 1980s Dashwood discovered a gift and passion for sculpture. His earliest works were small, highly realistic studies in the mainstream of traditional English wildlife art and comparable in style to the famous 19th century French Animalier School of Sculpture. Although these early works brought him commercial success, he soon became increasingly dissatisfied with the constraints of realism and the lack of personal expression the genre afforded him.

Dashwood started to experiment with larger life-size and monumental works and began to eliminate all superfluous details, creating boldly modelled pieces, and attaining refined tactile sculptures in smooth, pure forms, further enhanced in bronze by the application of coloured and multi-coloured patinas. In these sculptures he combined his own aesthetic ideals, establishing a distinctive style, which is now internationally recognised as being quintessentially Dashwood. His affinity for and empathy with birds and his ability to express these emotions to others through his sculpture is undisputed. His work is exhibited and collected worldwide.

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