What did Napoleon do for the Louvre
The collection of the Louvre quickly increased due to paintings and sculptures confiscated during the revolution by the clergy and nobles. In addition, revolutionary France waged war with almost the…

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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…

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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…

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mannerist tendencies

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

Prehistoric and Neolithic sculpture

Any chronological account of the origin and evolution of a sculpture should occupy several volumes, if not a whole library, respectively, its summary means that most of the historical facts will inevitably be omitted. Nevertheless, even such a far from complete excursion into the history of sculpture will be replete with wonderful stories of extraordinary masters who directed their talent to create marble, terracotta, bronze sculptures and reliefs. The works of sculptors do not lose relevance in our time.

Sculpture history
Prehistoric and Neolithic sculpture
The history of sculpture originates in the Stone Age. The earliest known works (for example, “Venus from Berekhat Rama” and “Venus from Tan-Tan”) date from about 230,000–200,000 BC.

Venus from Berehat Ram

The objects of prehistoric sculpture were various animals and human figures. The material for the works was mammoth Continue reading

Color Pencil Technique
Most recently discovered a colored pencil. I suggest you take a closer look at this material. Working with young children, she offered them colored pencils for the first acquaintance with…

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Renaissance sculpture
Sculpture, as one of the oldest forms of art, changes with people and time. And sculptures of the Renaissance are no exception. What do we know about the Renaissance or,…

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National Gallery, London, England
In England, as every more or less stubborn student knows, the oldest constitutional monarchy. Therefore, it is customary to think that there, especially in former times, nothing was done without…

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Mannerism
Mannerism (Italian: Manierismo - pretentiousness, mannerism from maniera - reception, method) - a name that conventionally indicates stylistic tendencies, as well as a certain stage in the development of European,…

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