Sculpture, Statues & Carving
Environmental Sculpture in Berdiansk: the Blacksmith Olexander Shaposhnik
Author tries to show the role of environmental sculpture in the development of a modern town.He conbsiders very interesting moments connected with the smith art. It underlines the importance of the forged objects for the resort town. The image of the blacksmith O.Shaposhnik is very creative
Heights Boulevard Sculpture Exhibit: 8th Annual Event in Houston
Come along and take a look at this year's eight eye-catching sculptures along Heights Boulevard in Houston. Whether you think that they are whimsical, perplexing, surprising, or otherwise, you can decide.
A Tale of Two Kitties - Carving Cats from Logs
I came to sculpture quite late in life and have decided to specialise in cats for now. I started with stone carving as my grandfather was a stone mason, but when we discovered some fallen trees I also carved wooden cats. The techniques and tools are different but here is how I carve my log cats.
Whimsical Dillidiidae Sculptures by Artist Sharon Engelstein on View in Houston's Hermann Park
See the whimsical Dillidiidae sculptures created by Sharon Engelstein. Armadillidiidae, commonly known as roly-poly bugs, inspired these unique creations! Learn more about these isopods and the artist here.
Top 10 Tallest Statues of the Current World
The magnificent statues that can be found all around the world celebrate famous people and historical events. Some of them are tall enough to become the city's major attraction. The ten tallest statues in the world are listed below.
Fish and Fishing Motives in the Environmental Sculpture of Berdiansk, Ukraine
Author tries to show how environmental sculpture reflects growing ecological consciousness of the resort-town Berdiansk's inhabitants. He considers biological and social problems of the Sea of Azov through the lens of human moral education
The Art of Aripan-Sanskar Bharati Rangolis
The art of Rangoli making in a Sanskar Bharati Rangoli extends beyond just creating geometric patterns. The symbols are intricately arranged in a pattern to infuse auspisciousness. The rangolis are symbols created on a background of color.
Houston Heights Sculpture Show: "Obstacle Art Path"
"Obstacle Art Path" is the 5th annual curated sculpture show located on Heights Boulevard in Houston. It is always fun to see what the artists create.
Funnel Tunnel Art Sculpture by Patrick Renner
The Funnel Tunnel was an amazing temporary public art sculpture made from reclaimed items by artist Patrick Renner. It was on display in Houston, Texas, for nine months on Montrose Boulevard. It is now in New Orleans. Come and take a look!
How to Make a Facial Plaster Cast (with and without alginate)
A quick step by step guide of my first few trials and errors of making a facial plaster cast. This guide will feature a plaster cast of the surface of the face, not the whole head. Also, I shall feature guides with and without alginate.
Jaskolka Sculptures: Defining the Medium of Big Art
On the cutting edge of stone statue art, making huge pieces on a grand scale is Jaskolka Sculptures.
Brief Review of the 3 Evolutionary Styles of Greek Sculpture
n my research of Greek sculptures, I have learned that there are 3 evolutionary styles of Greek sculptures, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic (Swartz, 2007).
Beautiful Vintage Polynesian-Hawaiian Head Bust
Here is a lovely vintage Polynesian-Hawaiian young girl head bust from the 1960s by an artist in Hawaii. She is a beauty with long black hair adorned with two pretty soft red hibiscus flowers along one side of her head.
Coco Joe’s Vintage Hawaiian Lava King Kamehameha #134
Coco Joe’s Vintage Hawaiian Lava King Kamehameha #134. He measures 8 inches tall and is made from Hawaiian Lava! Coco Joe was a maker of really cool Hawaiian souvenirs sold in Hawaii. Coco Joe located in Punaluu Hawaii. Tragically the company is now out of business. Many of the Coco Joe's sculptured pieces were made from lava.
The Ancient Indian Art, Architecture, and Sculpture of The Ajanta and Ellora Caves
One of the most exquisite examples of Indian Art and Architecture, can be found in the caves of Ellora and Ajanta. Magnificent paintings, sculptures inside the walls of the caves leaves you spellbound. Few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit this World Heritage Site.
Top 10 Largest Statues of Buddha in the World
Height of Buddha's statues has always attracted tourists. There are many large statues in the world but the race continues to erect yet another largest. Ten existing largest statues of Buddha are here.
The History and Development of Renaissance Sculpture
No abrupt transition took place from Gothic to Renaissance sculpture. The new attitudes began to emerge within the context of Italian Gothic and only gradually gained the ascendancy.
Ancient Sculptures and Paintings at Famous Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
Located in Southern India, Meenakshi Amman Temple at Madurai is an ancient masterpiece which is attracting domestic and international tourists alike. It is amazing to look at the splendid sculptures.
After Nelson Mandela Died - A Moment in History Captured at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site
The area where Nelson Mandela was captured in 1962 was a small, nondescript road. After his death, the fascinating sculpture at the site drew tributes from thousands of people. It was a touching moment in history, captured on this page.
15 Famous Statues of Mahatma Gandhi across the World
Mahatma Gandhi is recognised as a symbol of non-violence. Various countries remember him & believe that his ideals can help in establishing world peace. Many countries have raised statues as a tribute.
Biography: Edmonia Lewis, a Black Afro-American Sculptress
Edmonia Lewis was an Afro American sculptress who made a name for herself in 19th century when Blacks and coloreds were discriminated against.
Viewing Some Fantastic Sculptural Art in Downtown Houston, Texas
When visiting downtown Houston, be sure to notice the numerous exciting sculptures that add interest and beauty to the city spaces. Some are in parks, while others reside beside tall buildings. Enjoy!
Sculpture Techniques: Stone, Wood, and Ivory Carving
Stone has been almost universally employed as the chief material for monumental sculpture for a number of reasons. It is readily available in large quantities in most parts of the world.
How to Carve a Frightenly Perfect Pumpkin
Once upon a time I bought pumpkins every year, carved them into silly faces and put candles in them, lighting up crooked teeth and triangular eyes. Then I found the plastic variety, pre-carved, with electric bulbs, good year after year. The last...
The Greatest Statue of the High Renaissance from Bernini: The Rape of Persephone
A Formal Analysis of one of Bernini's greatest sculptures, the Rape of Proserpine. Done for the University of Dallas class of Art and Architecture in Rome in Spring 2011.
Masks, Tradition and Commercialism
Commercialism can cause traditions to fade. Masks were, and still are for some, taken very seriously.They represent a coming of age of knowledge and symbolism. They are also used in entertainment to act out legends and myths. They represent a simpler time and hopefully will never fade out of existence.
Dragon Gargoyle Statues
A look at the history of dragon sculptures and the symbolism of dragon figurines in Medieval times and Asian cultures. Using dragon statues in your home and garden can offer protection, harmony, wisdom, success and good fortune.