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For thousands of years humans have been making representations of the human form. Today, most museums will have a collection of sculptures depicting the human form. What follows are some photographs of human sculptures which I recently encountered in the Portland (Oregon) Art Museum.

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Shown above is a marble by American artist Randolph Rogers (1825-1892).

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Shown above is Torso of Elevation by Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935). The inspiration for this work was Isabel Dutaud Nagle, the sculptor’s wife.

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The seated ceramic figures shown above are from Veracruz, Mexico. It dates between 800 and 1200 CE.

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Shown above is a bronze by German sculptor Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881-1919)

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The bronze shown above is by German artist Gerhard Marcks (1889-1981).

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The kilncast glass sculpture shown above was created by American artist Nicolas Africano in 2008.

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The marble shown above was done by Gaston Lachaise in 1918.

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Shown above is Cree Man Standing by Glenn LaFontaine.

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Shown above is Eagle Plume by Glenn LaFontaine.

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Shown above is Duck Pipe by Glenn LaFontaine.

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Shown above is an argillite Haida platter from the late nineteenth-century.

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Shown above is Drum Dancer by Inuit artist Adjangajuk Shaa. This was created in 2000.

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Shown above is a 1986 work by Kwkwaka’wakw artist Calvin Hunt, Jr.

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Shown above is a prehistoric stone carving found along the Columbia River.

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Shown above are three bronzes by Manuel Izquierdo.

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Originally posted to Street Prophets on Sat Mar 22, 2014 at 01:05 PM PDT.

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