This museum-quality photo essay chronicles MacDonald's lifetime of artistic achievement including sculpture, paintings, drawings and monuments. The artist's most powerful works are highlighted.
Excerpt: From the time man first discovered he could carve and paint images on the stone walls of caves, art has communicated universal experiences to a larger community. Figurative art in particular has the potential to convey the emotional essence of an individual at a particular moment in time. Pivotal artworks representing the human form - such as Nike of Samothrace (the Winged Victory), ca. 200-190 B.C.; Michelangelo's David, 1501-1504; and Auguste Rodin's The Thinker, 1880 - have inspired both audiences and artists for centuries. An artist's desire to express form and feeling can infuse an artwork with a quality that withstands the passage of time. Sharing this desire for universal expression, Richard MacDonald creates dynamic, sensitive works using a range of media, reflecting both the artist's passion and the variety of human passions that make us who we are.
HC / 112 pages / 12 x 11.8 x 0.9 in.
Richard MacDonald Studio; 1 edition (September 1, 1999)
Richard MacDonald Studio