Sculpture, Statues & Carving
Mexican Tree of Life - A Beautiful and Historic Piece of Art
Some people come to Mexico for the beaches. Others come for the food. But if you're looking for something a little more unique, you should visit the Mexican Tree of Life. This centuries-old tree is located in a small town outside of Mexico City, and it's well worth the trip.
Various Uses and Benefits of Opaline
If you believe in green opal healing properties, the spiritual opal is a sought-after gemstone in today's chaotic world and is thought to assist in providing comforting support, but then again the man-made opaline has its own set of healing properties.
Lions in the Decoration of Temples in West Bengal
Lion as an animal attracted man from ancient times, and civilizations and cultures across the world portrayed lion in their literature and art. Lions are used as an important component of temple-decorations in India. In this article the presence of lions in Bengal temple decorations is discussed.
Nrisingha Deva, the 4th Avatar of Lord Vishnu in Bengal temple decoration
Nrisingha Deva, the half-man half-lion god is the 4th Avatar of Lord Vishnu. His presence in the decorations of temples of West Bengal is a fascinating subject.
Animal Moms in Bengal Temple Decorations
Though animals and birds are plentiful in the decorations of the temples of West Bengal, India, the depiction of animals or birds with their offspring are rather rare. In this article, such findings are presented.
Workers of Different Professions in Bengal Temple Decorations
Decorations of temples in West Bengal is a fascinating subject. Decorations are done in terracotta, stucco, stone, wood, metal and murals/frescos. The subjects include gods, religious texts, social events and floral and geometric designs. Here professionals in temple decorations are discussed.
Tiger Hunting in the Decorations of Temples in West Bengal
Hunting tigers was a favorite sport from ancient times in India. This caused extreme survival problems for tigers .A total ban of tiger hunting along with Conservation measures have some good effects. Many pictures of tigers and tiger hunting are present in the decorations of temples of West Bengal.
Rhinoceros hunting in the decorations of temples of West Bengal
Rhinoceros, restricted to the reserve forests in the northern parts of West Bengal today, was frequently found in the southern parts of Bengal especially in Sundarbans forest up to the 19th century. Rhinoceros hunting was prevalent in Bengal at that time. This is represented in temple decorations.
Pakhmara, the tribal bird hunters of Bengal and their presence in decorations of temples in West Bengal
Pakhmaras are tribal bird hunters of West Bengal and adjoining areas of Jharkhand. They are expert bird hunters who hunt birds by traditional methods for their own food and business purposes. Their importance in the society is demonstrated by their presence in decorations of temples in West Bengal.
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in Bengal temple decorations
Though the influence of The 15th-century Indian saint Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (also known as Shri Chaitanya Deva) on the construction of temples in Bengal was immense, his presence in the decorations of Bengal temples is negligible. In this article, this is described briefly.
Jurassic Wonders: Dinosaur Sculptures in the California Dawn
Photos I took from a recent sculpture exhibit of dinosaurs in Cathedral City, California of 2022. It was called Jurassic Wonders.
Mandapeshwar caves - one of the rock cut caves of Mumbai
Mandapeshwar is one of the five rock cut caves of Mumbai, India. Situated in a busy area of the Dahisar suburb of the metropolis, it is a group of ancient rock-cut caves bearing a long and interesting history.
Parel Shiva - an excellent monolithic stone sculpture in Mumbai
A 5th-6th century CE monolithic stone sculpture of Lord Shiva in seven of his iconic or anthropoid forms (Saptamurti) carved on a big (3.06 meters tall) piece of stone can be seen in a small temple in Parel, Mumbai. Some other old stone statues can also be seen close by.
"Mrityulata" (Death-vine) - a mysterious decorative terracotta panel in Bengal temples
“Mrityulata” is a vertical panel in temples with human and animal figures arranged in such a way that each figure is seen attacking the figure immediately beneath it. This type of panels are usually placed at the external angle of the temples, though in some cases these are on front walls.
Birds in the Decoration of Temples in West Bengal
Temples in India are decorated with carvings, statues and mural/fresco. The medium of these carvings are stone, stucco, terracotta and wood. In West Bengal, the decorative carvings are mostly of terracotta, as most temples are brick-built. Birds occupy a large portion of these carvings.
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.
Relating to an Other: Nadine Beauharnois' 'Invasion II'
Beauharnois' light sculpture on display at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, through March 25, 2017
The Rock Cut Temples at Masrur
The rock-cut temples at Masrur are carved out of a single rock and the pond in front of the temple complex is a part of that rock. The history of these 7th century temples is obscure. This richly ornamented monolithic structure is the only one of its kind in the whole of the Northern India.
Wood Carving Artist Otto Long Makes "Creatures of the Night" for Tattooed People
Artist Otto Long has become a One Man Attraction in the North Carolina, Greensboro Triad Area.
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.
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.