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Sculptures 

Sculptures

A sculpture, simply put, is a three-dimensional figure made with different materials and techniques to represent something that you would find naturally or something imaginary. Can you think of anything that fits this description?A sculptor is a creator, a person with a deep interest in the way things appear, their shape. They look at objects from a different point of view. Where one sees a thick trunk, they see the delicate form that could rise out of the tree, and that is what enables the best sculptors to excel in this art.With the brief overview above, we can get down to what forms you are likely to see and what makes them unique

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Relief

Many people are familiar with this kind of sculpting, through seeing it or working on it. Typically, these forms come out of a flat surface, in a way that seems that the figures are emerging from the material used. They then project onto a three-dimensional space that is quite shallow. You will notice that in these figures, the background is not of importance and does not add or take away from the objects

High Relief

The objects in the form emerge from the background in a dramatic way such that most of the figure lies on the outside. Thus, you get to have a comprehensive view of the sculpture and can, therefore, understand its formation as it is nearly in the round.

Modeling

In this form, the artist uses a soft material that is easy to work with such as plaster or wax and they slowly work on the object until they attain the desired design. The difference between this and carving is that here, the artist adds to the material, rather than take away from it. For this reason, it sometimes gets referred to as an additive process. Usually, the artist creates the form on top of another material which can lend the object some support, thus allowing it to maintain its shape.

Casting

In this process, the artist adds a pliable or liquid material into a mold and allows it to harden. The resultant object, known as a cast, takes the shape of the frame.

Terracotta

 

Terracotta,  or terra-cotta (pronounced [ˌtɛrraˈkɔtta]; Italian: “baked earth”, from the Latin terra cocta), a type of earthenware, is a clay-based unglazed or glazed ceramic,where the fired body is porous. Terracotta is the term normally used for sculpture made in earthenware, and also for various practical uses including vessels (notably flower pots), water and waste water pipes, roofing tiles, bricks, and surface embellishment in building construction. The term is also used to refer to the natural brownish orange color of most terracotta, which varies considerably.Terracotta, terra cotta or terra-cotta (pronounced [ˌtɛrraˈkɔtta]; Italian: “baked earth”, from the Latin terra cocta),a type of earthenware, is a clay-based unglazed or glazed ceramic, where the fired body is porous. Terracotta is the term normally used for sculpture made in earthenware, and also for various practical uses including vessels (notably flower pots), water and waste water pipes, roofing tiles, bricks, and surface embellishment in building construction.The term is also used to refer to the natural brownish orange color of most terracotta, which varies considerably.

Ceramic

Ceramic art is art made from ceramic materials, including clay. It may take forms including artistic pottery, including tableware, tiles, figurines and other sculpture. As one of the plastic arts, ceramic art is one of the visual arts. While some ceramics are considered fine art, as pottery or sculpture, most are considered to be decorative, industrial or applied art objects. Ceramics may also be considered artefacts in archaeology

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