Richards

Cecil Clarence Richards
Night and Day, 1962
Bronze
Russell Building, placed here in 1967

Image

“The sculpture is symbolic of man’s imagination floating off or reaching into the realm of cosmic space.  To portray this I chose as the subject two floating figures — significant of “Day” just going to rest — represented by the male, and “Night” crouching over, in the figure of the female.  thus it portrays the twilight hour when day is ending and night slowly begins.  To support the figures, I have used tree design — symbolic of the earth.  The texture of the bronze is free and loose. (Richards, p.2 [p.36], Cecil_Richards_Night_and_Day[1],  Archtecture/Fine Arts Library, U of M.)

National Gallery of Canada web sites:
Artists in Canada/Dictionary of Canadian Artists

25 Responses to Richards

  1. Niall Harney says:

    I like the texture.

  2. Aliyah Baerg says:

    I was here Liv (visual literacy)

  3. Niall Harney says:

    Texture looks good

  4. Idafum Chuwkuebuka Stephen says:

    Two figures (Male and female). One represents night and another represents day.

  5. Idafum Chuwkuebuka Stephen says:

    Two figures ( Male and female) represents night and day

  6. Shaheer saad says:

    Visual literacy (QR code assignment )

  7. Shaheer saad says:

    Visual literacy ( QR code assignment )

  8. Shaheer Saad says:

    Visual literacy (QR code)

  9. Shaheer Saad says:

    Visual literacy qr code

  10. Parnaz Boroumand Tehrani says:

    🙂

  11. Shane Cuenca says:

    I was here Liv!

  12. Rosie garcea says:

    Rosie Garcea visual literacy

  13. Ronel Nolasco says:

    I have an “old world” opinion of this piece. How the man is reclined on a sharp, jagged uncomfortable base, and how the woman lays atop him, shows to me the purpose of a man’s design is to make the world a more bareable place for the woman.

  14. Serena Tonnu says:

    Hey Liv, I was here!

  15. Irena Tonnu says:

    I was here Liv!

  16. Tanner Fardoe says:

    Hey Liv, I visited this art piece for visual literacy class task! Have a great day.

  17. Tanner Fardoe says:

    Hey Liv, I visited this art piece for the class task for visual literacy.

  18. Tanner Fardoe says:

    Hey Liv, I visited this for the QR code class task for visual literacy

  19. John Gabantu says:

    Hi Liv, I love this art piece.

  20. Hey Liv, have a good summer.

  21. Alex S. says:

    Visual Literacy QR Code Assignment

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