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Sculpture

Sculpture

Author: Erin Aldana
Description:

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

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Citations

Yoruba Lost Wax portrait head, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ife_Kings_Head.jpg, Lost Wax process, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bronze_casting_by_the_Lost_Wax_Method.png, Wood carving tools, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vienna_-_Wood_carving_tools_display_-_4446.jpg, Creglingen Altarpiece, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tilman_Riemenschneider_Marienaltar.jpg, assemblage, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angled_view_of_assemblage.jpg, Lampiao and Maria Bonita, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Caruaru-figuras-de-barro.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.