M E A N I N G O F M US C LES I N
sculpture and painting In sculpture and painting, muscles stand for ENERGY and STRENGTH . They symbolise physical strength and embody HEALTH . And they also bring with them a visual component. You see, muscles donâ€™t simply form an athletic body, they define it and give it an aesthetic expressiveness. To capture this, painters as well as sculptors use the interaction between LIGHT and SHADOW . They literally integrate it into their creative process, which helps muscles stand out more and seem more natural. Light falls on what protrudes. Everything below is in the shadows.