(extra credit to anyone who can find definitive information on the status of the restoration of the original sculpture)
references about Major Claude Eatherly, referred to by Avedon (as a key portrait in his show):
Click this link to view slides and read an overview of netsuke:
In your sketchbook notes, respond:
1. What was the original purpose of netsuke?
2. Describe design qualities, common materials, and popular subjects.
3. What is the katabori format of netsuke? Describe or draw an example.
Next, browse and select at least 3 interesting examples of animal-themed miniature sculpture that you like:
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/gallery/netsuke (click on “animals”)
Spend an hour drawing these 3 netsuke images with attention to form, value (shading), and texture. Color is optional.
(of related interest – historic context to the installation of Confederate statues
Mel Rosenthal, Photographer of the People of the Bronx
Some of his projects:
AP Photographer Jae Hong
What it was like to document the homeless in LA: