Frammenti della vita: the art and writings of Jefferson D. Rubin
"I believe the human form is always contemporary and just as significant today as the moment of its creation."--Jefferson D. Rubin Jefferson D. Rubin was a brilliant young artist whose devotion to humanistic art embraces the poetry of sculpture that descends from ancient and Renaissance antecedents. A Colorado native, he studied in the United States and Italy, and was founder, director, and principal maestroof La Scuola Classical Sculpture School in Denver. Rubin exhibited in galleries and museums across the country and abroad, and his rare pieces are prized in many private collections. Rubin wrote, "I gave my heart to nature and my soul to art. I imagined myself as a pre-historic man, an Indian and an Italian. . . . I carved the stone as if it were fossilized semen . . . the rhythm, the breath, the metamorphosis of life. I carved by hand. I was primitive. I loved art and lost myself in time. . . ." He died in a tragic mountain accident in 1995 at the age of 36. The Jefferson D. Rubin Memorial Fund exists to keep alive the idealism of the human form and spirit in classical sculpture. That was the purpose of La Scuola and the soaring vision of its founder and his muse. In the book's introduction Marian Granfield offers her insights into the classical-inspired work of Jefferson D. Rubin and shares their first meeting and the close friendship that grew between them.
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