Reference Art: Tiger Hunt - Glenn

Tiger Hunt

by: Robert Glenn, 1992, raised brass and acrylic

This Story Is So ‘Meta’!

The “Originals” series was born, again, when I revisited this piece that I created in high school art class.   A 16-year-old version of me was assigned a sheet metal forming project. I remember scouring books of old masters for inspiration, and Peter Paul Rubens resonated with me. This piece currently resides in the permanent art collection of the high school I attended.

I initially chose the Rubens “Tiger and Lion Hunt” as inspiration for my high school project because I was mesmerized by his ability to capture movement and emotion in the muscular forms of animals and people. Looking back on that memory, I can now say I was also subconsciously drawn to something in this painting that seems a bit different from other Rubens paintings involving the hunting of exotic beasts.

The tiger seems to be winning here!

This scene depicts man hunting for sport. Overpowering one of the world’s most magnificent beasts with the power they derived from wealth and technology. Even in the time of this painting, the early 1600’s, man did not need to be hunting lions and tigers out of necessity.  Especially not these men. Instead, they kill to exert their power over the world. The result only for the trophy.

Nature has a way of getting back at men. If only for this battle on this day.


Reference Art: Return Of The Prodigal Son

Return of the Prodigal Son

by: PompeoBatoni, 18th century, oil on canvas

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Reference Art: The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus

The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus

by: Peter Paul Rubens, 1618, oil on canvas

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image credit

Peter Paul Rubens [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Reference Art: Tiger and Lion Hunt

Tiger and Lion Hunt

by: Peter Paul Rubens, 1615 - 1616, oil on canvas

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Arrogance 01 - Digital File Swatch

Arrogance 01 - Digital File

5" x 5.5"

3D data from laser scanned data

created 2017

This piece is laser scanned from Arrogance 01 brass relief sculpture.

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Regret 01 - Digital File Swatch

Regret 01 - Digital File

5" x 5.5"

3D data from laser scanned data

created 2017

This piece is laser scanned from Regret 01 brass relief sculpture.

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Regret 01 - 3D Print

Regret 01 - 3D Print

7.625 x 9.625

3D printed from laser scanned data

pearlescent white PLA plastic

Edition of 25

created 2017

This piece is laser scanned from the Regret 01 brass relief sculpture. It is 3D printed by the artist as a thin sheet of pearlescent white plastic measuring 1mm in thickness giving it a translucent glow like that of stone. This print series is limited to 25 total prints at this size and finish.  Each piece is hand signed and numbered.

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Arrogance 01 - 3D Print

Arrogance 01 - 3D Print

8.5 x 8.375

3D printed from laser scanned data

pearlescent white PLA plastic

Edition of 25

created 2017

This piece is laser scanned from the Arrogance 01 brass relief sculpture. It is 3D printed by the artist as a thin sheet of pearlescent white plastic measuring 1mm in thickness giving it a translucent glow like that of stone. This print series is limited to 25 total prints at this size and finish.  Each piece is hand signed and numbered.

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Innocence 00 – Copper Relief

Innocence 00 - Copper Relief

8.625 x 11

hand raised sheet metal

copper

1 of 1

created 2017

This piece is a hand raised copper relief sculpture.  A sheet of 0.005" copper is pressed into a bed of felt from both sides using wooden and metal tools.

SOLD

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Innocence 00 - 3DPrint

Innocence 00 - 3D Print

Innocence 00 - 3D Print

8.625 x 11

3D printed from laser scanned data

pearlescent white PLA plastic

Edition of 25

created 2017

This piece is laser scanned from Innocence 00 copper relief sculpture, and 3D printed by the artist and is limited to 25 total prints at this size and finish.  Each piece is hand signed and numbered.

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