Thousand hands Buddha
Dimension: 12x9 inches
Sculpting refers to the art of shaping figures out of materials such as clay, granite, marble, metal, etc. It is one of the oldest forms of art work that has been practiced in India. The concept of sculpture art is the way an artist expresses his or her work aesthetically. Three dimensional works of art is created by the sculptor and various methods such as carving, molding, sowing, assembling, etc are employed. Temple structures, deities and figurines have been sculpted as part of the historical heritage of India.
Types of sculpture:
- Free-standing sculpture: This type of sculpture is surrounded on all sides except the base which has space. Fee standing sculpture is also known as “in the round,” as it can be viewed from any angle.
- Relief –In it the sculpture is attached to a background
- Kinetic sculpture – An example of kinetic sculpture fountain with moving water. The sculpture involves aspects of physical motion
- Statue – Statues depicts the specific entity, an event, animal or an object. It is te figment of an artists’ imagination.
- Stacked art – This form of sculpture is formed by assembling different objects and 'stacking' them together.
Materials of sculpture:
Formation of sculpture art is made from precious stones gold, silver and ivory; and inexpensive material like marble, limestone, granite, terra cotta, glass pieces, wax, clay, plaster of paris, zinc, bronze etc.
History of Sculpture art in India:
The first known sculptures can be traced back from the Indus Valley civilization (3300–1700 BC). Different forms of sculpture with the religious art based Hindu deities are found in sites at Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa civilization. With the spreading of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism across India, sculptures and stone cravings were made. The cave temples of Ajanta and Ellora are the finest example of India rock-cut architecture.
Bronze is the popular and the most widely used metal for the cast sculptures. The characteristic quality of Bronze is strength and ductility which makes Bronze perfect to cast figures. The dawn of the civilization of the old world started the alloy for edged weapons. The bronze art has continued to flourish throughout the centuries.
Making Bronze is a highly skilled work, and includes a number of casting process like lost-wax casting, sandcasting and centrifugal casting.
In the lost-wax, the artist at first starts with a full-sized model of the sculpture. Mostly is uses a non-drying oil-based clay for sculptures. A mold is made from the clay patterns. It is either as a piece mold from plaster or flexible gel or rubber-like materials that are stabilized by a plaster jacket of several pieces. Plaster helps preserving the artwork.
After final polishing f the Bronze sculpture the corrosive materials are applied to form a patina. The finishing process allows control over the color and finish. There’s another way to form sculptural art. Bronze is ormolu, a finely cast soft bronze that is coated with gold to produce a matte gold finish.
Bronze sculptures are preferred over wood, copper and brass sculptures because of its sheen and luster. Sculptures of bronze of Hindu deities, Buddha, artistic figures are placed in temples, art galleries, home interiors and garden. Brass sculptures look modern and stylish that elevates the aura of the entire place.
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