Sculpture in History

Greek Sculpture During the Archaic Period

The Archaic period refers to the span of time from 650 to 500 BCE. During this period, Greek sculptors began to create monumental sculptures out of marble. During classical antiquity, the sculptors of Greece learned bronze-casting and stone carving from the Egyptians and Syrians. The most important sculptures in Greece during this period had a […]

An Overview of the French Renaissance Sculpture

France was the place where the greatest movements of Romanesque and Gothic sculpture were born. The simple and classical forms of Italian Renaissance sculpture replaced the Gothic style. During the 15th century, many of the feudal castles in France were transformed into chateaux of pleasure.  This gave rise to commissions for the new Renaissance-style sculpture. […]

An Insight Into the Italian Early Renaissance Sculpture

Renaissance art in Italy received patronage mainly from prominent families. Some of them were the Medici, the Gonzaga, the Bentivoglio, and the Visconti. Under Pope Sixtus IV and Julius II, many great works of art were created. The revival of classical forms and subjects greatly influenced Italian Renaissance sculpture. Most of the sculpted pieces during […]

4 Iconic Sculptures of the World

There’s something about a sculpture, which makes it seem more than just a piece of art. There are sculptures that engage you with their three-dimensional features. You’ll also come across sculptures that seem to send out a message. Some of these sculpted masterpieces have been communicating with people for many centuries.  These works of art […]

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