Baroque
Baroque - (Portuguese. Baroco - freaky, bad, wrong, spoiled). The term "baroque" has many meanings in the history of art. Among them are narrower, to indicate artistic styles in the…

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Hermitage sculpture
Visitors to the State Hermitage have a unique opportunity to see the best plastic samples created by masters for the entire time that intelligent life on Earth has existed. Perhaps…

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Seljuk figurines: golden age gypsum aliens
Gypsum sculptures found in the area of ​​the Seljuk empire were called Seljuk statuettes. They were created during the “Golden Age” - between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. Figures adorned…

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The sculptural industry of Great Dali

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

Masonic symbols in plaster moldings and sculpture

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

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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Hermitage sculpture
Visitors to the State Hermitage have a unique opportunity to see the best plastic samples created by masters for the entire time that intelligent life on Earth has existed. Perhaps…

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Art Evaluation Criteria
The term "art", the definition of "art" can be attributed to a variety of objects - from prehistoric drawings on stones and ceramics to rubble household and industrial rubbish in…

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Rococo
Rococo (French rococo - artsy, bizarre from rocaille - rocky from roc - rock, cliff). Rococo is an original art style developed in the art of France in the first…

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Ornament of primitive peoples
People have long sought to decorate their homes and household items. Archaeologists, so far, find various confirmations of the existence of the art world of different eras. These confirmations are…

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