Before receiving her MFA from the University of Washington, Masha Marjanovich studied European art in France, Hungary and Yugoslavia. The classical influences firmly rooted her art in the realm of figurative expressionism, allowing for stylistic versatility that nevertheless retains her signature aesthetic of the sculptural form. Through her study of music and dance helped her master the skill of expressive movement that makes her sculptures breathe with life. Masha`s early opus was themed on ancient mythology, and explored the ceramic medium...
Sculpture: 'Mothers Love (bronze Mother and Baby/Infant Torso sculptures/statues)' by Masha Marjanovich
This life size portrait commissioned by Dr. Harold Lancer is the first in the mother-and-child series of sculptures by Masha Marjanovich. Others in the series now grace Hospitals, Beauty clinics, and private residences in the US and Australia. Although this particular sculpture is not available for purchase, the artist is available for other Portrait Commissions, or Mother-and-Child sculpture Commissions.
As any good artwork, portraits convey aesthetic and philosophical concepts of a broader nature, that involve viewers even if they do not know the subject personally. In this instance I the feminine beauty of Dani Lancer symbolizes the beauty of a mother`s unconditional love for her child. This is a gentle kind of love, sheltering but not restrictive. The mother`s arms are parted, so the child, who is already looking out at the world, can freely leave when it is ready to do so. Portraits can be a simple head and shoulders bust, or a full figure. They can be cast in bronze, steel, cast stone or resin. The subject does not have to sit in the artist`s studio as today portraits are created based on a series of photographs.
90 x 55 x 45 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 2 ft 11 3/7 in x 1 ft 9 2/3 in x 1 ft 5 2/3 in It is a lifesize sculpture
Although it seemed a daunting project to commission a sculpture on the internet with a tight deadline, Plamen Dimitrov in Bulgaria made it as easy as possible for me in Brazil by producing a series of little clay sketches after each email and sending photos it seemed by return. He worked round the clock and was incredibly intuitive with his understanding of what I wanted. This was despite an 8 hour time difference and having poor English as our common language. He w... [Read more]
Ilan Gorin, Ipanema, Brazil.