The artist that I selected is Robert Arneson . I chose Arneson for my artist to analyze because I found it interesting how all of his work was non-functional and some times abstract , but was all based on real-life people , events or subjects . I was also interested by the way that Arneson used images of himself , houses he lived in , iconic images from his own life , and even his own approaching death as inspiration and subjects for his works . This inclusion of elements of his own life into his sculpture pieces makes his work
beautiful to me . I think I find his work beautiful and appealing because it is relatable . By knowing that his work was inspired by experiences or viewpoints from his own life his art is made more human and relatable , and it is more beautiful because it is easier to understand because it is human
During his career Arneson created non functional sculpture . These were often drawn first in three dimensional drawings , then rendered in clay and glazed later . This practice of drawing out his ideas first likely came from Arneson 's background as a cartoonist for a local news which was his job before attending art school and becoming a sculptor It also enabled Arneson to create frameworks for sculptures outside of his studio , allowing him to capture ideas when inspiration arose and to later breathe life into them with clay when he was back in his studio
One of Arneson 's most famous examples of his...