‘Rebellion’ Nude Study - 2020

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Numbered Edition of 12, Dated 2020
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77cm high x 29cm wide x 37cm deep / 30.5" x 11.5" x 14.5"
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The human figure has been the subject of art since prehistoric times.  This sculpture was inspired by the Winged Victory of Samothrace in the Louvre. Hamish's nude study 'Rebellion' shares a similar proud deific stance with billowing drapery.

Hamish has created a series of 7 nude studies from the same life model. Though perhaps a departure from his usual subject matter, Hamish approached these sculptures in the same way as his wildlife pieces - observation through life. Like all his work, 'Rebellion' is anatomically precise and exudes a dynamic quality, the very spirit of life.

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Hamish working of nude study Rebellion
nude life model
Hamish working on nude study

Just before the 2020 Covid 19 lockdown, I spent several weeks sculpting from a life model. I started the project by coming up with a series of stances in my head. I then spent a day photographing model Ella Rose, exploring ideas and taking anatomical references. A life model has the advantage of being able to study a static subject in the round. I wanted to push my capabilities, hence 7 very different compositions and sizes, including my first relief panel. Working with a life model has to be a collaboration. Modelling is tough on the body – it’s much harder to stand still than one would imagine!