For thousands of years, sculpture was largely the province of human and spiritual figures, whether it was a primitive form like the Venus of Willendorf, one of the countless gilt-bronze statues of the Buddha, or Michelangelo’s heroically scaled, carved-marble David, whose anatomically correct nude torso has awed and titillated millions. Since the 20th century, though, realism has taken a back seat to abstraction in sculpture. The...Continue Reading