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Sculpture Essay Examples

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The History of the Art of Sculpture in Greece and Italy
Sculpture in Western History Sculpture is a spatial art which deals with the various shapes of volumes. These volumes have come in the form of different figures throughout Western history, while most of them depicting human beings. Throughout the course of the history of sculpture, various medians have been used to conv...
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An Analysis of the Sculpture Sunbather Study I by Duane Hanson
Sunbather Study I Duane Hansons Sunbather Study I, a painted, bronze sculpture of a fleshy middle-aged woman lying idly in the sun, is a great illustration of realism. The sculpture was hand modeled in bronze, then painted, clothed, and given hair. The finished effect is a lifelike rendering of its subject. Her sk...
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A Review of Some of the Cultures of Hermes and Praxiteles
Sculpture has been a very important part of art history throughout thousands of years. For the past few months I have viewed many different kinds of sculpture, including Greek archaic sculptures, Greek classical sculptures, Greek Hellenistic sculptures and Roman sculptures. All of the sculptures that I have seen and analyze...
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The Experience of the Art of Sculpture Through All Our Senses
Sculpture is one of the few pieces of art that engages our senses differently than with any other type of art. This is because sculpture occupies spaces a three-dimensional mass, compared to paintings that occupy two-dimensional spaces. Paintings and other two- dimensional artwork can suggest density, but sculpture is dense...
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A Survey of the Development of Sculpture in Greece During Various Periods
The evolution of sculpture in ancient Greece is one of the most forthright examples of how art changes with the times and thoughts of the people. People, the Greeks in particular, were putting themselves in high standing as the epitome of form and relative celestial importance. There was an obvious transition of their work...
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An Analysis of the Sculpture Group of King Menkaure and His Queen
The sculpture group of King Menkaure and His Queen is positioned in one of the basic types of Egyptian sculpture the Standing/Striding pose. The figure of Menkaure is rigidly frontal, although his head is slightly turned to the right. His left foot is slightly advanced, however the upper body does not respond to this uneven...
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An Analysis of the Greek Sculpture in the Early and High Classical Periods
In the Early and High Classical periods, it is clear that the Greek sculptors have moved away from the rigid frontal pose of the human body, for example, the Archaic examples of kouroi and korai statues. One of the best and earliest examples of a freestanding statue to exhibit more lifelike and natural qualities is the Krit...
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Analysis of a Sculpture
Vertical Construction No.1, located within the diverse collections of
the Baltimore Museum of Art, is a piece made by Russian sculptor Naum
Gabo. The sculpture was created in 1962-1967 and is made of bronze with
steel, wood, and spring-wire. This piece stands at a height of 79.9 x 0
in./203 x 0 cm within a Plexiglas case....
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Analyzing Image A
Image A is a sculpture of a woman wearing a crown, draped in a cloak
while holding a book in her left hand and holding her cloak with her
left. The hard yet smooth texture along the sculpture indicates that
this piece of made from stone with traces of polychromy, meaning that
there are traces of color such as gold, turquois...
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The Roman Empire and Sculptures
The Roman Empire chooses to make their sculptures, especially
portraitures (portraits showing mostly their head to shoulder or
sometimes the full body) heavy with detail and depicting the way of
life, rank, and importance of the individual. This instills knowledge,
fear, and competition to those who want to challenge those...
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Rosa Bonheur
Rosa Bonheur was born to a couple that was very artists and her father had given her lessons on art. Her father name was Oscar Raymond Bonheur. Her mother was a music teacher and her father was an art teacher. Rosa siblings name were Auguste (brother), Isadore (brother), and Juliette (sister) and they all became artists. He...
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Analyzing Public Art Installation The Drinking Fountain
To be honest, when the first time I saw the drinking fountain, my mind just jumped up a question “Why there is a water fountain located in the middle of the road?” At least for me, it does not make sense at all; even it is convinced people who can drink water when they are thirsty. Besides, if professor did not give out thi...
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The Genius Sculptor, Auguste Rodin
"It is true that Rodin's art makes overt reference to its own artificiality. When we say that his kind of realism was not seamless, we mean it: his sculptures often exposed the joint lines of the piece molds in which they were cast, as well as the "unfinished" marks of modeling and editing. Fragmentation and...
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The Symbolism of Consciousness, Feelings and Sensation in the Sculpture The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living
This artwork is a controversial sculpture ,it depicts a real 14ft tiger shark suspended in a tank(213 x 518 x 213cm) of formaldehyde. The sculpture was created in 1991 by Damien Hirst t has an estimated value of $11.55 million and is located in the Saatchi Gallery, UK .It is a modern work exploring the processes of life and...
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A Biography of Michelangelo Buonarroti the Sculptor
As an artist he was unmatched, the creator of works of beauty that express the full measurement of the human condition. But in a world where art flourished only with patronizing manner, Michelangelo was caught between the conflicting powers and whims of the Medici family in Florence, and the Papacy in Rome. Unlike many arti...
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An Analysis of the Importance of the Dying Slave Sculpture by Michelangelo
Michelangelo Buonnarotis Dying Slave The Dying Slave, a marble sculpture by Michelangelo Buonnaroti, now resides at the Louvre in Paris. Dying Slave was intended to be a part of Pope Julius IIs tomb. Michelangelo started on the Dying Slave in 1505 and ended in 1513, at the Popes death when economic factors changed plans...
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An Analysis of Auguste Rodin's Sculpture Eternal Springtime as a Neo-Classical Piece of Art
Auguste Rodins sculpture Eternal Springtime is a perfect example of a neo classical piece of art. Rodin, a French artist, created the piece in the late 1800s out of painted plaster, which stands roughly twenty six inches high. The sculpture is comprised of two lovers passionately intertwined in each other arms, wrapped in a...
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Douglas Crimp's Views on Richard Serra's Work Represented in his Essay "Serras Public Sculpture: Redefining Site Specificity"
Art has a different meaning for everyone. As individual as each human being is, so is the autonomy of each individuals art. Just as opinions differ, the many expressions of human emotions differ. In the mindset that art is everything and everything is art, one must look at every aspect, at every angle to truly understand wh...
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A Biography of Rodin, the Greatest Genius in the World of Sculpture
Rodin was born on November 12th 1840 in Paris, France. Very few would dispute the statement that Rodin was the greatest genius in the world of sculpture in the late 19th century. There were very few artist who faced the criticism, slander and personal insults during their lifetimes as was given to Rodin likewise there are f...
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The Evolution of Mesoamerican Sculpture from Simple Form to Three-Dimensional Masterpieces
The Olmec, Maya, and Aztec were dominating societies of Mesoamerica, rich in culture, community, and art. While life may not be completely interpretable yet, much in known about how these societies were constructed, and how their religion dominated their lives. Much is generally made of their massive stonework, their ceremo...
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A Brief History of the Sculpture Aphrodite of Knidos by Sculptor Praxiteles
Aphrodite of Knidos The boldest undertaking by the sculptor Praxiteles c. 350-340bc., is Aphrodite of Knidos as opposed to Apollo Saraktonos. It was original and daring, breaking free from the traditional Polykleitan model. Aphrodite of Knidos in the nude is incredibly sensual and erotic. Praxiteles captures Aphrodite...
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A Depiction of Shiva Nataraja, a Sculpture of Dancing God
For a long time I have had a vast interest in a small sculpture located in my parents entryway. This sculpture is a figure with four arms, stands on one leg atop what appears to be a baby, and wears a funny looking headdress of some sort. For years Ive wondered why this little man had four arms, stood in such an uncomfortab...
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A Short History of Hinduism
Hinduism It is not sure where the earliest practices of Hinduism came from. The best evidence suggests that it originated from the Indus valley civilization around 4000 B.C. to 2000 B.C. During this time period Hinduism was influenced by many different invasions. Around 1500 B.C. the Aryan Indo European tribes invaded N...
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The Childhood, Achievements and Influence of Alberto Giacometti
His purpose was to express the totality of life and find the real through external experiences. He was celebrated for his elongated figures that followed his break from the surrealists. But, who was Alberto Giacometti? Alberto Giacometti was born in 1901 in the Italian speaking town Borgonova, Switzerland. Being the so...
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A Report on the Sculpture of Shiva and My Interest on Ancient Indian Art
For a long time I have had a vast interest in a small sculpture located in my parents entryway. This sculpture is a figure with four arms, stands on one leg atop what appears to be a baby, and wears a funny looking headdress of some sort. For years Ive wondered why this little man had four arms, stood in such an uncomfortab...
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