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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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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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…

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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

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 von Rydingsvard won a place for women working in modern sculpture. In recent years, it was women sculptors who were able to submit to the public the most ambitious works. Many of them were made of gypsum. Due to its plasticity, this material allows you to realize even the most daring and original ideas of the author.

Around the world, there are several hundred talented women working in the genre of sculptural art. Consider those that experts consider the most promising. They all work in different techniques and use different materials to create their works. At the same time, they are united by a passion for pure and bright art.

Doreen garner
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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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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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Abstractionism
The tendency of the separation of art from the image of reality received a logical conclusion in the works of abstract artists. Their work was distinguished by a complete lack…

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