Terracotta horse statue, done in the Bei Wei style. Wei dynasty (386—534), the longest lived and most powerful of the northern Chinese dynasties before the reunification of China under the Sui and Tang dynasties, founded by Tabgatch tribesmen who, like many of the nomads inhabiting the frontiers of northern China, were of uncertain origin.
Both faces and books tell stories, and perhaps that's why Italian artist Paola Grizi's terracotta sculptures are so captivating. Grizi does an excellent job conveying deep emotions through the expressions on each face. "Sometimes the faces emerge from the material are as epiphanies of the consciousness," she says on her artist statement. According to Grizi's website, she developed her love of art when she was still a child, while watching the work of her grandfather, painter and sculptor. In ...