Friday, April 4, 2014

An overview about different forms of sculptures

Sculpture has been considered as an imperial symbol of Indian cultural diversity and heritage since the pre-historic times. The most primitive paradigm of sculpture dates back to the Upper Paleolithic period (40,000 to 10,000 years ago). During this era stone and ivory were two main components that were being used mainly to craft small figurines. With the emergence of the Greeks, usage of bronze casting was found to be used by the artists in the creation of sculptures.

Image courtesy of Lakhan Singh Jat /

Theoretically, sculptures are the three-dimensional form of artwork basically crafted by shaping and molding materials - typically marble, metal, glass, wood and bronze were used due to their inherent and inimitable qualities, such as durability. Relatively, a two-dimensional form of sculpture do prevails, specifically where the object is not completely disjointed from its background, which is clearly elucidate the relief carving.
Generally, the sculpture is painted, but loses its paint over a period of time. There four well-known techniques that are used to craft a sculpture which Indian art collectors and art lovers should keep in mind before buying any specific piece of artwork:

  • Craving with the usage of stone, wood, ivory or bone.
  • Modeling with the usage of clay or wax.
  • Casting is a much admired technique, in which liquid form of bronze is evenly poured into a cast and toughened. Sand casting is another technique that uses molds prepared out of compressed fine sand.
  • Assemblage sculpture is a form of artwork in which perfect assemblage of different types of found objects is done to create a distinctive piece of work.
In the nutshell, would like to say that sculptures do conjure up a mystic ambiance both inside and outside your home. Those who have spacious homes must not miss the chance to buy ornate piece of art to embellish their spaces.

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