For many a die-hard art lover, the art of sculptors 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.
It is possible that three-dimensional carved bone or bone work predates the first cave paintings in human culture. Used as ornaments and decorations, they have served as embellishments in everyday life since 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 each culture, these were usually adorned by magnificent sculptures and reliefs or furnished 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. Starting from small ivory panels carved reliefs and large ones created in stone, which adorned churches, the 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 preserved as well as stone. Research assumes the time around 1000. From this point in the history of art, there is increasing evidence of sculpture scattered throughout Europe. These are actually always in ecclesiastical consensus.

From the 12th century, copper and subsequently bronze and clay were added as materials. Using bronze, artists could produce several pieces from one mold and thus more easily decorate and furnish churches and monasteries, which were, after all, the most influential patrons.

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 onwards.

Always look at a sculpture from all sides. That is what it was created for.

Sculptures are an interesting part of our offer. Experience the fascination of three-dimensional art at TIBERIUS-AUCTIONS.


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