Pictures of an Elusive World - Ukiyo-e
Identity is a key feature of Japanese ukiyo-e engravings. Having no analogies in the art of other countries of the Far East, this system formed the basis for the formation…

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6 women sculptors able to make a breakthrough in sculpture
Sculpture was once considered the area of ​​work of male artists, as physically complex as unlimited in scope. But over the past few decades, artists from Eva Hesse to Ursula…

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The greatest sculptors of the XIX century
The development of sculpture at the beginning of the XIX century is associated with a significant influence of neoclassicism on sculpture and art. Moreover, over the course of a century,…

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Henry Moore – The Genius of Plaster Art

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.

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Plaster stucco on the marine theme

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

Romanticism

Romanticism (French romantisme from Latin romanum Roman from Roma – Rome) is one of two, along with Classicism, the fundamental tendencies of artistic thinking. However, historically, they began to call this word a wide range of very different phenomena. At the end of the 18th century, everything unusual, fantastic, that which occurs “as in novels”, was called romantic or “romantic”. Romantic, sublime poetry was then considered the only worthy form of art. But there was another interpretation of the term: romantic – this is the art of Romanesque peoples, mainly medieval, which was opposed to classical, antique. The French word “roman” originally meant literary works not written in classical Latin, but in vulgar, folk dialects. Therefore, romantic art was first understood as the art of the Middle Ages, including the Renaissance, which did not stand out in a special era. The modern name “novel” is a drama for reading, more often a love story, the composition and style of which deviate from the classical rules. From here comes the word romance (French romance, art. French romanz). Continue reading

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