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The Ecstatsy of St. Teresa

The Ecstatsy of St. Teresa

Bernini is one of the most famous and talented artist of the baroque period and indeed of all time. His work was a testament to his skill and genius. One such work that continues to enthrall observes today and was given the spotlight in Dan Brown’s book (and the subsequent movie of the same name) Angels and Demons, is the Ecstasy of St. Teresa (1647-52). What fallow is some background on the artist himself and the real story behind this magnificent…

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The Six Great Sculptors of Greece

The Six Great Sculptors of Greece

Ancient sculptures have always held the modern man in awe! From gods and goddess, the ancient sculptures defined their age as one of force and magnanimous. Ancient Greece comes to the fore front whenever the subject of ancient sculptures is touched. Within Greece and its wide heritage of sculptors, there are six who are considered to be the fore-most in the art. Many sculptures were known for their famous works, sculpture being an important part of the Greek culture; but the…

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Metropolitan Museum of Art – Art Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art – Art Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art is a great art museum and a must visit destination for every artist out there who likes a taste of fine arts gallery or modern art gallery. This fine arts blog brings you the detail of Metropolitan Museum of Art which is situated on the eastern edge of Central Park in Manhattan, New York.   Metropolitan Museum of Art is the world’s largest encyclopedic and one of the most respected art museums. The name of this…

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Kinetic Sculpture

Kinetic Sculpture

Many think of sculpture as a static, ever-constant work of three-dimensional art such as classical figurative works in stone. Kinetic sculpture is a far cry from these weighty forms. Kinetic sculpture is made up of light, flowing, free-moving parts that create an ever-changing combination of forms. Any art form made of free-moving components can be called a kinetic sculpture. Alexander Calder: The Inventor of the Kinetic Sculpture Mobile The first widely-recognized kinetic sculpture was created by artist, Alexander Calder around…

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Polymer Clay

Polymer Clay

One of the most versatile members of the art medium world, polymer clay can be used for anything from a fun arts and craft project to beautiful sculptures. What is Polymer Clay? Polymer clay is not true clay. Instead, it is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizer. It comes in a variety of colors, including metallic sheens such as gold and silver. The colors can also be mixed to create custom tones. Types of Polymer Clay There are several…

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Eagles, dragons: Stainless steel takes on many forms

Eagles, dragons: Stainless steel takes on many forms

Metal fabricator Kevin Stone uses gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) to sculpt massive pieces of art from stainless steel. Read about Stone’s creative and technical processes and discover important tips that can improve your stainless steel welding. A few years ago Kevin Stone, a senior fabricator, decided to combine his years of welding experience with his innate artistic ability and began creating stainless steel sculptures on a large scale. While people make the pilgrimage to Stone’s yard in Chilliwack, B.C.,…

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Making a plaster sculpture

Making a plaster sculpture

Making a plaster sculpture can be achieved in two ways: by direct modeling and by casting the plaster from clay. This article will deal with the first method of direct modeling. Plaster is one of the most common and accessible materials available for art. There are many different grades of plaster, but for direct modeling ordinary building plaster will be suitable. You may however experiment with harder plasters that will be more expensive. You may simply pour plaster into a…

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VISITING ARTIST- LINDA CHRISTIANSON

VISITING ARTIST- LINDA CHRISTIANSON

The pots we use in our home are like stage sets. At rest on a table, dish drainer, or in a cupboard, they are visually engaging. Through use they provide access to other activities: gathering food from the garden, cooking, conversation, dining, arrangement of flowers, sorting of papers. This daily relationship with the pots offers up both utility and continual visual inquiry. Like a stage set, the pot has an ability to disappear and then reappear. Linda Christianson is a…

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Last chance to see Belsay Hall sculpture

Last chance to see Belsay Hall sculpture

Art fans have just a few weeks left to see a celebrated sculpture before it leaves Northumberland next month. Stella McCartney’s stunning three metre high leaping horse Lucky Spot is to be removed from display at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens on April 18. The sculpture made from more than 8000 Swarovski crystals was created by the internationally renowned fashion designer specifically for the Grade I historic site in 2004 as part of Fashion at Belsay. One of the venue’s…

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