Sculpting

Sculpting is an art form that uses plastic materials (e.g. clay, polymers) or hard materials (e.g. marbles, wood, glass) as its media. Sculptures range from real-life objects to abstract form to simple pottery.

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Roman Empire
Sculpting

Why did Romans build their statues out of marble?

Marble was a common building and sculpting material in the western ancient world. Its a stone that's relatively easy to work with and durable. Also there were great marble quarries in Italy, so the expense of transporting it was minimal.

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What is closed and open form in sculpture?

A sculpture that is not a solid mass is considered open form sculpture. It may have holes or empty areas within it, so that this open space becomes a part of the artwork. A closed form sculpture is solid and self-contained.

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What is the rarest sculpture in world?

I Would say the Dead sea scrolls and statues from back in the Time of Jesus Christ and the Holy Writings Soryy if you don't believe in Christ :]

I would like to point out that the dead sea scrolls are NOT sculptures, they are documents, and so are the holy writings. I suspect that the rarest sculpture in the world has yet to be found...for each time something rare is found,another more important one is discovered

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Arts and Crafts
Art Media

Can you cast resin or epoxy in a Plaster of Paris mold?

Yes, but the method for making sure the material separates from the plaster mould is quite involved. Some mould makers use shellac, followed by a soap treatment. There are several steps to the process, and you will probably have to destroy the mould as you break the positive out. For detailed steps on how to do this, research "plaster waste moulds"

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Sculpting

The sculpture Venus de Milo is missing what body part?

Arms.

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Who is a person who carves models or statues?

they are called 'statue carvers' ______ Sculpters

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History of the United States
Buildings
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Rocks and Minerals

Why is marble useful for buildings and statues?

Marble is a very soft 'somewhat brittle' stone. This means that slabs of marble are relatively easy to carve and polish. However, when cut into hearth size slabs e.g. 3" thick x 5' long moving it becomes quite a task.

Marble is also strong and durable and can withstand rough weather.

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Who is Max Ernst?

He was a famous German painter, sculptor, graphic artist and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst is considered to be one of the primary pioneers of Dada movement and Surrealism

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Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

What is Dale Chihuly's birthday?

Dale Chihuly was born on September 20, 1941.

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Plural Nouns

What is closed form or open form in art work?

closed form A self-contained or explicitly limited form; having a resolved balance of tensions, a sense of calm completeness implying a totality within itself. open form A form whose contour is irregular or broken, having a sense of growth, change, or unresolved tension; form in a state of becoming.

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Chemistry
Ceramics and Pottery
Sculpting

Dead plaster of Paris formula?

CaSO4.2H2O

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Example Sentences
Sculpting

How do you use sculptured in a sentence?

Marie Antionette's hair always had that 'sculptured' look.

Michelangelo is renowned for what he has sculptured.

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The Difference Between

What are differences of carving and sculpture?

What's the difference between sculpture and ceramics? I have the option of signing up for sculpture or ceramics, but there is no description given. I was wondering what I could generally expect to see in these kinds of classes. Does sculpture mean you are trying to model something else and ceramics are more free form? I'm clueless so please help! thanks!

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How do classical sculptures differ from primitive sculptures?

Mainly through the evolution of the tools used

most primitive sculpture was clay or stone

evolution of chisels and the mastering of the skill of carving developed classical sculpture

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The Difference Between

What is the difference between sculpture and installation?

a sculpture is a three dimensional object which creates positive and negative spaces for the viewers eye to entertain. In installation is often a combination of elements which comprise a space that often the viewer themselves can move through.

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Definitions
Sculpting
Construction

What is the definition of construction sculpture?

So you want to know the definition of constructing sculpters well here you go.

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Sculpting

What is sculpting wax?

Sculpting wax is wax that is sculpted. There are several different varieties. Some are more malleable than others. Sculpting wax also comes with different grades of resistance to heat. It depends on what type of project you are working on as to which type you may prefer to use. Some times it is sculpted with tools just like clay. Other times it is melted and poured into molds. Check out the related link below for more details.

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When was Max Ernst born?

Max Ernst was born on April 2, 1891.

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Movies
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Sculpting

Is HR Giger insane?

No, he just has a very vivid imagination.

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Sculpting

What is the best sculpture mfa program?

First, identify your goals that can be accomplished with an MFA in Sculpture as opposed to not having one. This is key! Some wish to teach, some want the identification with a program, some wish to develop one's work under the supervision of a master sculptor. What ever your motivation, look at the record of the MFA sculpture graduates, ask graduate coordinators/directors for a list (names) of recent graduates and what they are doing. Some institutions post websites of past graduates, others don't. get a list through email or letter of recent grads and "google" them, common names are hard but this should tell you a tremendous amount. Equally important is the work of the faculty and current graduate students. Unless they are all graduating, you will be sharing facilities for one or two years with most of them. Faculty set the standards for the program, but the influences and cross-referring of ideas and thinking will come from fellow graduate students. If you wish to teach at the university level, develop a skill set (welding, carving, casting metal, wood working, mold making). It's "kewl" to stack magazines, but really? If I see another origami bird "installation" or record of how many times someone went to the bathroom (or saved it for posterity, physically or virtually), I may just add my own bodily waste to it. Most colleges and universities want someone who can teach some skills to the students who take classes. A good program will offer figure modeling, welding, metal casting, woodworking, mold making and hopefully stone carving. You may not include these in your art making, but most colleges need skilled sculptors, most are having trouble finding qualified, skilled artists who are willing to teach and are not making more money as skilled experts in their own studios or in industry. Look for people who make art about something, not just self referential bs about contemplating one's thumb or navel, too many dopers did that in the 1970's, its over. Don't just chase the latest art rag's articles and reviews. It is already 10+ years passe. if you see it on the internet it is at least 2 years old. In other words if you are all hot and bothered by it in print or internet it is yesterday's news. Art that imitates art is pretty boring, generally. Being an artist is not just a media event. There are several good, solid programs out there, but they are slowly being displaced by "kewl," flash in the pan, con artist faculty with no depth intellectually, philosophically, or linguistically are slowly destroying sound programs. Many young faculty have no skills and "damn is it easy to tell a student to look up origami on the internet." Educational programs have an obligation to teach you how to work though ideas and how to accomplish the creation of a physical object or place that serves to provide others with that insight. Lastly, if the faculty are more interested in what they are doing when you visit, watch out, you will be working in a void if you attend that school. it is great that they work, but they are paid to teach not to avoid students, even graduate students who should be pretty self motivated.

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Where did claes oldenburg study art?

He studied art at the institute of Chicago.

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Toys

How do you make blu tack hard?

To harden Blu-Tack, you can put nail polish on it and let it dry.

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New York City
Libraries and Library History
Sculpting

What are the names of the two landmark stone lions sitting in front of the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in New York City?

Patience and Fortitude! These names were bestowed by Mayor LaGuardia. A popular slang term ("The Lion House") has entered the Gotham vernacular for Public Library, and some other libraries have picked up this statuary custom - and the slang term. I use the Lion House a lot!
Patience and Fortitude are the names of the lions in front of the library in New York. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia named them.

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Artists and Painters
Sculpting
Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

What year did Niki de Saint Phalle die?

Niki de Saint Phalle died on May 21, 2002.

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Tattoos and Body Art
Sculpting
Koi

What do gargoyle tattoos represent?

Alritey then, let's look at why there were gargoyles in the first place...Early Christians would usually build there churches where ever the pagans had gathered to worship their ancient gods...Which seemed like a good idea at the time, as the people who came to these places were coming to worship, and the priests would be there to tell them of the new religion....

Now who would build these churches??? Obviously the bishops and cardinals would want the very best of masons to build these buildings so they got the older masons with the most knowledge of building....And who did they worship??? The old gods they grew up with, but werent allowed to worship anymore, not if they wanted the fat juicy contract offered by the papal leaders.... So some, not all, would add figures and signs to the buildings that represented their beloved gods....

Now what does this have to do with tattoos of gargoyles??? Maybe nothing at all. Maybe it is a way of waving their pagan flag without wearing the usual pentagram..... But DONT think that everyone who has one is a pagan, because they also are considered as guardians ....And a great lot of people just like the way they look as decorations....Hope this helps.........TatuBaron

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