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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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