Sculpture Kindle eBooks

Sculpture Kindle eBooks

Sculpture Kindle eBooks

Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in 3 dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since Modernism, there has been an almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or moulded or cast. Sculpture in stone survives far better than works of art in perishable materials, and often represents the majority of the surviving works (other than pottery) from ancient cultures, though conversely traditions of sculpture in wood may have vanished almost entirely. However, most ancient sculpture was brightly painted, and this has been lost. Sculpture has been central in religious devotion in many cultures, and until recent centuries large sculptures, too expensive for private individuals to create, were usually an expression of religion or politics.

Those cultures whose sculptures have survived in quantities include the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, India and China, as well as many in Central and South America and Africa. The Western tradition of sculpture began in ancient Greece, and Greece is widely seen as producing great masterpieces in the classical period. During the Middle Ages, Gothic Sculpture represented the agonies and passions of the Christian Faith. The revival of classical models in the Renaissance produced famous sculptures such as Michelangelo‘s statue of David. Modernist sculpture moved away from traditional processes and the emphasis on the depiction of the human body, with the making of constructed sculpture, and the presentation of found objects as finished art works. The term “sculpture” is often used mainly to describe large works, which are sometimes called Monumental Sculpture, meaning either or both of sculpture that is large, or that is attached to a building. But the term properly covers many types of small works in 3 dimensions using the same techniques, including coins and medals, hardstone carvings, a term for small carvings in stone that can take detailed work.

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Sculpture Kindle eBooks

Beginner’s Guide to ZBrush

Beginner’s Guide to ZBrush. Sculpture Kindle eBook

Creativity: It’s not what you think

Creativity: It's not what you think: An artist's journey from mind to heart to the source of all creativity. Sculpture Kindle eBook

Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal

Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal. Sculpture Kindle eBook

Seeing Through Closed Eyelids

Seeing Through Closed Eyelids: Giuseppe Penone and the Nature of Sculpture, Toronto Italian Studies. Sculpture Kindle eBook

The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO

The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO. Sculpture Kindle eBook

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