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Sculpture

Sculpture

Author: Aleisha Olson
Description:

This lesson will give an overview of different types of sculpture.

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Citations

Image of Awakening Slave, Michelangelo Buonarotti, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Michelangelo_-_Awakening_slave.jpg; Image of Pieta, Michelangelo Buonarotti, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Michelangelo_Pieta_ret_w.jpg; Image of Bust of George Washington, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HoudonWashingtonNPG.jpg

Terms to Know
Additive

Any sculptural technique that involves adding material, such as casting or modeling.

Assemblage

Creating a sculpture by putting together a series of found objects.

Carving

The production of a sculpture by scraping away or removing extra material from a block of stone, piece of wood, or other hard substance, until the desired shape emerges.

Casting

The production of sculptures by pouring a liquid (plaster, molten metal, wax) into a mold and letting it harden before the mold is removed.

Modeling

The production of sculpture by adding bits of clay together until they start to resemble the desired shape.

Subtractive

Any sculptural technique that involves taking material away, such as carving.