For many a die-hard art lover, the art of the sculptor is considered the crowning glory. The discussion about the supremacy of painting or sculpture is never-ending.
Probably, one needs the other to cross-fertilize and must also be considered in the respective consensus of time and society.
Sculptures, like paintings, are as old as human art history. They go hand in hand.
Possibly, three-dimensional carved bones or bone works were in the culture of man even before the first cave paintings. They were used as ornaments and decorations and served as embellishments in everyday life even in the early days of art since the last Ice Age.
The first great importance acquired sculpture in antiquity. Across all continents monumental buildings have represented the individual cultures, these were usually adorned by magnificent sculptures and reliefs or equipped inside. After the end of the migration of peoples beginning with the Holy Roman Empire around 800, sculpture developed anew as the first art form in Europe. Beginning with small ivory panels carved reliefs and large stone sculptures adorning churches, sculptures entered the space from the Romanesque period and again became three-dimensional works of art. Since when there are sculptors works of wood in the Middle Ages is not really traceable. Wood has not been preserved as well as stone. Research assumes the time around 1000. From this point in art history, sculptures can be found scattered throughout Europe. These are actually always in ecclesiastical consensus.
From the 12th century, copper and subsequently bronze and clay were added as materials. From bronze, artists could produce several pieces from one mold and thus more easily decorate and furnish the churches and monasteries, which were, after all, the most influential clients.
In principle, these materials have manifested themselves in sculpture through the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism until the beginning of the 20th century. It was only with the onset of abstraction that modern materials came into use from the 1910s.
Always look at a sculpture from all sides. That is what it was created for.
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