Richards

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

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“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

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41 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:

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  8. Shaheer Saad says:

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  9. Shaheer Saad says:

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  10. Parnaz Boroumand Tehrani says:

    🙂

  11. Shane Cuenca says:

    I was here Liv!

  12. Rosie garcea says:

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  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

  22. Mileena Bautista says:

    QR Code Assignment

  23. Micaela Almendral says:

    I love how the figures represent day and night and that it looks so romantic. It shows that there is an intimacy so deep and a never ending connection between day and night. It is truly amazing.

  24. Nadine Lowden says:

    A very graceful statement sculpture. Really adds interest and variation to the building.

  25. Kirsten Vermette says:

    The symbolic meaning and the way it is portrayed by the figures is very interesting! Very good!

  26. Harnoor says:

    Really cool sculpture

  27. Harnoor says:

    Visual literacy QR code

  28. Harnoor malhi says:

    Visual literacy QR code

  29. Dela Ghasemi says:

    I like this sculpture! Bronze worked out great with the cement exterior of the building

  30. Dela Ghasemi says:

    Visual literacy

  31. Xiaoyuan Zhang says:

    Visual Literacy 1602 (QR code).
    Liv Valmestad

    Nice body shape, and texture for this sculpture.

  32. Dela Ghasemi says:

    Visual literacy class

  33. Laurel says:

    This sculpture appears very crude, the female’s facial features do not appear very feminine. The sculpture gives off a retractive vibe based on male’s posture towards woman.

  34. Laurel says:

    the sculpture appears very crude. The female’s facial features do not appear feminine. The sculpture gives off a retractive mood due to the male’s posture towards the female.

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