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Friday, February 24, 2012

Wanted Sculptures in the modern World!

Sculpture 1390, from L. sculptura "sculpture," from pp. stem of sculpere to carve, engrave, back-formation from compounds such as exculpere, from scalpere "to carve, cut," Sculptor is first recorded 1634, from L. sculptor, from sculpere. 

The story of sculpture spans pre-historic and ancient nobilities to the contemporary, from the utilitarian and religious to Modernist abstraction, and conceptual manifestations of both form and content.

2. David by Michelangelo, 1501 - 1504; 
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Italy

 3. Venus de Milo 130 - 100 BC;
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Such works of art collectively means ‘Sculpture’ has been mainly in religious devotion in many cultures, and until recent century’s large sculptures, too expensive for private individuals to create, were usually an expression of religion or politics. 

4. The Thinker by Auguste Rodin,
1902; Musée Rodin, Paris, France

5. The Kiss by Auguste Rodin, 1889;
Rodin Museum, Paris, France

Those the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, whose sculptures have survived in quantities include the cultures of the Ancient Mediterranean, India and China, as well as many in South America and Africa.

 6.  The Statue of Liberty
by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, New York, US

7. Christ the Redeemer
By Paul Landowski Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A statue is a sculpture in the round representing one or more people or animals, normally full-length, as opposed to a bust, and at least close to life-size, or larger. Its primary concern is representational.

 8. Tian Tan Buddha, Hong Kong, China

9. The Bronze Horseman by Étienne Maurice Falconet
1782; Saint Petersburg, Russia

The definition of a statue or trophy or memorial is not always clear-cut; sculptures of a person on a horse, called Equestrian statues, are certainly included, and in many cases, such as a Madonna and Child or a Pietà, a sculpture of two people will also be. A small statue, usually small enough to be picked up, is called a statuette or figurine.

10. Apollo and Daphne by Bernini, 1622-1625; Galleria     Borghese, Rome, Italy

11. Little Mermaid at Langelinie in Denmark
Sculpture is valuable or substantial form of public art. A collection of sculpture in a garden setting may be referred to as a sculpture garden.
Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created means develop in mind or physically by shaping or combining hard materials—typically stone such as marble—or metal, glass, or wood. Softer ("plastic") materials can also be used, such as clay, textiles, plastics, polymers and softer metals. The term has been extended to works including sound, text and light.
Statues are amongst the wonders or marvel, astonishment, amazement of the world, with the Colossus of Rhodes and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the Moai of Easter Island among the wonders of the modern world.

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