8 Sculptors You Should Know
Antonio Corradini (b. 19 October 1688, Venice –d. 12 August 1752, Naples) Corradini, a Venetian rococo sculptor, is mainly known for his incredibly intricate and realistic veiled marble sculptures. He worked mainly on commission in Eastern Europe. He died just a couple years after completing what some people call his most celebrated piece "Modesty".
Ron Mueck (b. 1958, Melbourne) Mueck is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor who's pieces reproduce the human body in minute detail, and generally on a very large scale, causing the viewer to feel like a voyeur of a very intimate human moment.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini (b. 7 December 1598 – d. 28 November 1680) Arguably one of the biggest pioneers in his medium, Bernini was credited with conceiving the Baroque style of sculpture. His attention to detail can be appreciated in how he makes his marble mirror the warmth and softness of human skin. True to the ornamental dynamism of Baroque, among Bernini's most skilled creations were his Roman fountains.
Dustin Yellin (b. July 22, 1975, in Los Angeles, California) A contemporary artist working in Redhook Brooklyn, Yellin has worked with multiple mediums, although perhaps his most notable work to date are his layered glass sculptures that come together to form a three-dimensional collage with dystopian themes, reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights". Yellin is the founder of non-profit cultural space Pioneer Works and as of 2016 is working with Google to develop creative virtual reality technology.
Jason deCaires Taylor (b.12 August 1974 in the UK) Graduating with a degree in sculpture and ceramics from Camberwell College of Arts, and becoming a certified scuba diving instructor at age 18, Taylor married his passions to conceive the first underwater sculpture park in the Caribbean Sea. Taylor’s pieces create intriguing underwater scenes, often depicting the mundaneness of life on dry land brought into an alchemic new environment. His work has been categorized as part of the eco-art movement. Dr. David De Russo wrote, "the sculptures are a living evolutionary exhibition as nature colonizes, and the sea and tidal movement deform their appearance developing a platform which will promote the regeneration of marine life. They are a means of conveying hope and environmental awareness"