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Mies van de rohe a bauhaus architect and designer once said less is more to this man I say more is more A real life run down mid 40s lady standing with a washing basket full of clothes which Im sure she has done over and overThis is what you see when looking at Duane Hansons 1974 Woman With Laundry Basket Only after looking closely do you know it is not a real humanThis 165cm Woman located at the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide was not made by sculpting or moulding Hanson used direct casting from live humans and coloured polyster resins to match the skin Real accessories such as hair clothes shoes jewerlly and others were used to merge the boundaries between art and life Most people thought Hanson was trying to duplicate life but he says he was trying to make a statement on human values Hanson sometimes took as long as a year to do a sculpture and this one was no different Hanson tended to cast all the different part of the body before assembling then together He loved working in reality usually life-size in three dimensions His sculpture tended to share the viewers space and could be viewed from in the round Everything on this sculpture has been placed in exactly the right spot as on a real person The outline of the body on the right hand side give it a very feminine feel even just the outline of the legs The smooth looks to the legs also give more of a feminine feel The facial expressions and colours used give strong feeling into the lady life Dull green and brown give the sense not very much excitement or fun has is being had The lighting for this object is really being focused on the main object Which is a lady standing having half fallin out hair rollers in her hair laundry in one hand and washing
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