Archive for the 'Sculpture Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Did Michelangelo Have a Prideful Response to People Doubting his Creation of the Pietà?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to the world of sculpture and whether they are true or false. SCULPTURE URBAN LEGEND: Michelangelo had an interesting response to people doubting his creation of the Pietà. La Pietà is one of Michelangelo’s most famous works. He was commissioned to do [...]

Was Rodin’s First Major Sculpture Really Just a Plaster Cast of a Model?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to the world of sculpture and whether they are true or false. SCULPTURE URBAN LEGEND: Auguste Rodin made a mold of a person for the basis of his statue, Age of Bronze. In a lot of ways, the beginning of Auguste Rodin’s [...]

Was a Shakespeare Expert Really Called in to Rule on the Genital Authenticity of a Statue of a Character from a Shakespeare Play?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to the world of sculpture and whether they are true or false. SCULPTURE URBAN LEGEND: A Shakespeare expert was called to rule on the genital authenticity of a statue of a character from a Shakespeare play. Eric Gill was a widely respected [...]