A painter and sculptor, George Segal came to be recognized primarily for his life-size white plaster sculptures made from casts taken from living models. Although he is associated with Pop Art because of his references to mass culture and his appreciation of the relation between the fine arts and forms of popular art, his interest in rendering the human form makes him a radical realist. His characters, white as ghosts, represented alone or in groups in association with objects, convey an impression of boredom and solitude. Segal was directly inspired by nature in terms of size, form and manner of representation, but seems not to have been influenced stylistically by his predecessors in the art of statuary.
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