Classical styles in gypsum stucco and sculpture do not lose their relevance to this day. Refined elements of baroque and neoclassicism still adorn luxurious mansions and the most ordinary apartments. However, with the advent of new interior and architectural trends, people are increasingly striving for minimalism and surrealism. This found expression in contemporary sculptural and plaster art.
To fully appreciate the originality of the modern sculptural style, it is enough to visit the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan in New York. In short, the Museum of Modern Art is called MoMA all over the world. It is here that the largest collection of masterpieces of modern art of the XX and XXI centuries is collected. Consider some of the most famous contemporary sculptures presented at the MoMA Museum.
Auguste Rodin Monument to Balzac (1898)
Experts consider this Auguste Rodin sculpture to be the starting point of a new sculptural style. The creation of this work was commissioned by the literary society as a monument to the outstanding French Continue reading
Salvador Dali is a brilliant Spanish painter and sculptor, who left behind hundreds of outstanding works. Surrealistic sculptures of the master evoke a whole gamut of feelings from the viewer, shocking and stunning the imagination. Thanks to the enterprise of Dali and his partners, they managed to build a whole sculptural industry that exists even after the death of the creator.
The most famous sculptures of Salvador Dali
Dali was one of the prominent representatives of the surrealist movement, and many of the sculptural works of the master are made in this style. The largest collection of Dali’s works in the world is presented in the genius art gallery in Figueres. A huge number of works are in the hands of private collectors. Dali also created quite a lot of various street sculptural compositions. Many of the largest sculptures are currently located in city squares Continue reading
The Brotherhood of Free Masons (Masons) is perhaps one of the most famous, ancient and mysterious secret societies in world history. Scientists still have not come to a consensus on the origin of Freemasonry. Most of them are inclined to the version connecting this fraternity with the ancient order of the Templars. Symbols of this secret society can be found in the works of famous masters of gypsum stucco molding and sculpture around the world, including Russia.
The influence of Freemasonry on plaster and sculptural art
A characteristic feature of Freemasonry is an allegorical expression of the principles of a secret brotherhood through symbols in art. Masons considered enlightenment and development of the spiritual values of humanity as their goal. Given this, it becomes obvious why the smartest people in different Continue reading
In sculpture, gypsum is often considered as a means to create the primary model, which is then used to make more durable work of stone or metal. Nevertheless, it is this pliable and plastic material that allows the master to really create.
One of the recognized masters of gypsum art, Henry Moore, created his sculptures and stucco moldings from gypsum as completed works. He believed that only work created directly by the author’s hands conserves his energy. That is why gypsum stucco molding and sculpture were the priority areas of his work.
The mysterious and wise Henry Moore Continue reading
At all times, magnificent temples and palaces were erected dedicated to the sea and the noble profession of sailors. Such architectural monuments can be found in Russia, in the countries of Europe, the United States of America and the African Republics. In our country, the Sea Cathedral of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and the numerous Lighthouse Temples on the Black Sea coast can be considered examples of such monuments. These buildings are traditionally richly decorated with gypsum stucco and a sculpture on the marine theme.
Gypsum maritime symbols
To create a special marine atmosphere, sculptors use special symbols that create associations with fascinating sea voyages, magnificent ships and inhabitants of the deep ocean. Embodied in gypsum, such Continue reading