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
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 the interior walls and friezes of the Seljuk palaces, along with other decorative plaster decorations.
The figures were painted in bright and often golden colors. They represented real people and served as symbols of power.
Islamic art of the Seljuks
The Seljuks were a Turkish dynasty of nomadic origin from Central Asia. The dynasty began to rule the eastern Islamic world after defeating Ghazni in the Battle of Dandanakan and the overthrow of the Bugid dynasty. Continue reading