His creative process involves a model, a dancer or an athlete the artist is portraying, a sculpting stand and tools and clay. The work is then born from the communication between the master and the subject, right in front of their eyes. During this process, Macdonald usually spends two to four hours with the model, studying the dynamic and the mechanics of the poses. Interestingly, he refuses to take any photographs and makes a large number of sketches on paper and in clay. This singles out Richard Macdonald as one of the rare sculptors who does not resort to modern technologies, but keeps the method original and organic.
My goal is to make fine art, and fine art comes from the soul, said the artist about his practice, revealing his interest in the immortal. This is why he creates in the lasting bronze, with a goal is to leave a lasting legacy for the generations to come.
We encourage collectors to take this rare opportunity and submit their offers and enrich their collection with one of the best works by Richard Macdonald. Select our Best Offer option and submit your proposal! Devoted to exploring of the human form, Richard Macdonald is often regarded as the worlds leading figurative sculptor today. This ingenious aesthete has been creating bronze sculptures with a relentless enthusiasm for over thirty years. Often described as Realism, his work is a part of the neo-figurative movement and it is greatly inspired by motion and the art of dance.
Originally, Richard Macdonald was classically trained as a painter, having graduated Cum laude from the Art Center College of Design in 1971. His career began in the world of illustration, where the artist was frequently required to illustrate sporting events, including the Olympics. After a decade in illustration, he wanted to pursue another medium and his fascination with human body brought him to sculpture. In 1983, Macdonald officially retired as an illustrator and immersed himself into a three-dimensional creative universe.
His talent helped accelerate his career as a sculptor, as the artist quickly rose to international prominence. Celebrated for its dynamism, refinement and superb quality, sculptures by Richard Macdonald were greatly sought after, while numerous prestigious commissions followed. Simultaneously, he never ceased to explore the stunning physicality and aesthetics of the human body, regularly working with live models in his studio. Ballet was hardly a novel subject in art and Richard Macdonald does follow the footsteps of Degas and even Rodin.
Still, the works of the contemporary sculptor are different, meticulously made and anatomically correct to the slightest detail, testifying to the artists unparalleled perfectionism. Still, they are not a literal translation of a dancers body, but a true artistic portrayal of an paradigmatic character or a scene, imbued with personal traits and a vast emotive spectrum radiating from every inch of the piece. Macdonalds statues are idealized images of harmony, with masterly balanced compositions, depicted the impossible postures and appearing to barely touch the ground. As a renowned artist, Richard Macdonald worked with some of the most prominent dancers and performers in the world, notably with members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, American Ballet Theatre, The Royal Ballet, and most recently - Cirque du Soleil.
A devout philanthropist, he was honored and awarded by great international organizations, including the United States Olympic Committee. In the manner and with the commitment of the greatest sculptors from the history of art, Richard Macdonald continues to create sculptures impregnated with passion and energy, celebrating the supreme qualities of both the spiritual and the material body. His works are admired by connoisseurs and aficionados alike, as some of the most coveted collectibles in the world of contemporary sculpture. Richard Macdonald was born in Pasadena, California in 1946. He keeps a studio in Monterey, California, where he is based.
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The item "Richard Macdonald La Fuite du Temps Bronze Sculpture Signed Limited Ed. Sold Out" is in sale since Thursday, August 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures".The seller is "modern_artifact" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.