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Sculpture is an ancient form of art, its origins can be traced back thousands of years. It has come a long way, only to return in the last hundred years – paradoxically! – It has come a long way to return to its earliest forms, in which modern sculptors see a particular beauty and expressiveness.

What are sculptures in art

The majestic winged man-bulls of the Ancient East, the beautiful Nefertiti, naive medieval madonnas and knights, Michelangelo’s “Pieta”, the forty-metre-long “Christ the Saviour” over Rio de Janeiro, Jeff Koons’ pink dogs – all are sculpture, many-faced, designed for different purposes, carved from a whole rock, from marble, cast from metal or plastic. Although sculpture is an independent form of visual art, its autonomy is encroached upon by architecture, urbanism, landscape and interior design. In other words, sculpture is very closely connected with the city, temple, palace, house, office. It is meant to decorate the space, to make it more aesthetic, graceful… or more frivolous!

What is the history of art sculptures?

The milestones in the development of sculpture pass before our gaze: Paleolithic Venus, the proud crusts of Hellas, the stern faces of Roman emperors, the idols of Easter Island, the Chinese ‘terracotta army’, the Gothic gargoyles, the expressive works of Bernini and the triumphant Statue of Liberty…

Ancient Egypt has left us a legacy of simplified “chopped” forms and gigantomania, Ancient Greece – the ideal proportions of the human body, the Gothic – the deep fullness of the external imperfection, the Renaissance and Baroque – excessive detail and the highest technique of working with marble.

The 20th century abandoned stylistic and technical restrictions and “torn” sculpture from temples and rich mansions and started desperate experiments. This is how revolutionary “The Walking Man” by Giacometti or super modern “Sky Mirror” by Kapoor were born.

Famous global sculptors painters

Ancient sculpture was anonymous; we do not know who created not only the Venus of Willendorf 30,000 years ago, but even the famed Capitoline She-wolf. Some of the first known names of sculptors date back to the fifth century B.C. – are the great Greek masters Myron, Polycletus, Phidias. Their artistic and theoretical discoveries are still relevant today! True, after the demise of the ancient world it took ten centuries for the aesthetics of classical Greece to be reborn in the works of the Italians Donatello, Michelangelo and Cellini. Among the famous European sculptors Jean-Antoine Houdon, Étienne Maurice Falconet, Auguste Rodin, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Henry Moore, Aristide Maillol, Alexandre Archipenko, Ernst Neizvestny, Niki de Saint Phalle… However, no “top 10 great sculptors” can capture the power and diversity of this art form.

What are the most popular sculpture techniques?

Some of the most common techniques include:

  • Cutting away the unnecessary (working with marble, limestone, alabaster)
  • Modelling, moulding (work with soft materials: clay, wax, plasticine)
  • Casting (bronze, copper, cast iron, and now glass, polymers)
  • Carving (wood, ivory, plaster)
  • Stamping and welding (for example, the Soviet monument “Rabochy i Kolkhoznitsa” made of steel)

In the 20th century, moving (kinetic) sculptures appeared, as well as luminous and sound sculptures. And today it is no longer surprising to see ‘weird’ sculptures made of paper, cardboard, leather, fabric and even industrial waste.

What sculptures artworks can be?

If Phidias or Michelangelo had gone to a sculpture biennale today, they would have been terribly outraged! No white marble, no classical proportions, no sublime themes – some strange creatures, jagged shapes, cubes and sticks, glass and aluminium. Indeed, new sculpture can be whatever you like, looking back in time (think of the Brancusi Cycladic idols of the third millennium B.C.) or looking to the future, inventing incredible forms and using unexpected materials.

Styles and types of contemporary sculptures range from realism and hyper-realism, expressionism, abstraction, constructivism, grotesque and others. The ‘sister’ of sculpture is popular: decorative figurines, panels, vases and author’s wall plates.

Art Sculptures on G.ART Gallery

If you love three-dimensional art and would like to have indoor sculptures in your interior, check out the original works of contemporary sculptors from Eastern Europe in the collection of the online art platform G.ART Gallery. Here you’ll find large and small works, modern table sculptures, realistic figurative sculptures in bronze, abstract compositions and objects in wood. They are commensurate with the space of a flat or office, versatile and friendly. G.ART Gallery values talented artists and dreams of seeing their work find new homes.

How to choose sculpture?

First decide what style, shape and colour scheme you want. Choose a sculpture that suits the interior. For example, an African or abstract sculpture would be dissonant with a classic interior, but they would fit very well in an eclectic interior. For a classic interior, figurative works are a better choice.

As we’ve already established, modern sculpture is free to choose materials. But even so, noble bronze remains very popular and if you want to invest in a work of art, buying a bronze sculpture is the best solution.

How to buy sculpture?

The online sale of contemporary sculpture at G.ART Gallery is the most convenient for the buyer. G.ART guarantees:

  • fair prices for sculptural works
  • high professionalism of sculptors
  • quality materials and durability
  • uniqueness, originality and authenticity of works (confirmed by a certificate)
  • support and advice to the customer at all stages
  • convenient payment
  • high quality packaging
  • quick delivery by reliable transport companies

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