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
The Stupinigi Hunting Castle is one of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy in northern Italy, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Built as a royal hunting lodge in the early 18th century, the castle is located 10 km southwest of Turin. The uniqueness of the residence lies in its luxurious interior decoration. The variety of gypsum stucco decorating walls, ceilings, columns and niches made this castle very popular among tourists.
A brief history of the residence
The palace was designed by architect Filippo Juvarra as a hunting lodge for the King of Sardinia, Victor Continue reading
Romanesque art, a style of architecture and other branches of art that arose in Western Europe in the 10th century. The term “Romanesque” (French: Romanesque, Spanish: romanico, German: Romanik from Latin: romanum – Roman) appeared at the beginning of the 19th century when historians and romantic artists, discovering the art of the early Middle Ages, noticed that the architecture of this era externally reminds ancient Roman. The Romanesque era is the time of the emergence of a pan-European architectural style. The leading role in this process was played by the peoples of Western Europe. The formation of Western European Romanesque culture due to continuous wars and the migration of peoples took place later than in the East, in Byzantium, but proceeded more dynamically. The main feature of the Romanesque era is its openness to external influences.
The ornamentation of Romanesque art, mostly borrowed in the East, was based on the utmost generalization, geometrization, and schematization of the pictorial image. In everything, simplicity, power, strength, clarity were felt. Typically, the absence of any particular program in the placement of decorative motifs: geometric, “animal”, biblical – they are interspersed in the most bizarre way. Sphinxes, centaurs, griffins, lions and harpies coexist Continue reading