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