several things grouped together or considered as a whole
The prevailing energy in Mr. Lind-Ramos’s
assemblages is vibrant, even joyous.
Sculptures made from things, often found objects, rather than raw materials, are called
assemblages. Joseph Cornell made a series of beautiful, poetic
assemblages inside wooden boxes.
a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
There’s also a golden
bust of Chairman Mao and a hefty book about the Beninese politician Robert Dossou.
engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
“We knew it was his because Dad
carved his initials in it.”
an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
Holding the barrel in his strong fingers like a
chisel, he hit the other end with his mallet, tapping long slices of wood away from the inside of the log.
If you want to
carve a piece of stone or wood into a sculpture, you'll need a
chisel to do it.
being or characterized by ideas or their formation
In the landmark 1972 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape,” a precursor of sorts to the Houston show, the Radicals were largely represented as designers of
Art that deals primarily with ideas rather than images or objects is called
conceptual art. The definition of sculpture has expanded dramatically in recent decades, and can include all sorts of materials and technologies. Joseph Beuys and Yoko Ono, both members of the Fluxus movement, were very influential in the development of
the act of setting something up for use
In February, fiber artist Tanya Aguiñiga, who is known for her large-scale woven
installations, opened a solo exhibition at Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts.
Installation art is usually large-scale, often filling a whole gallery, and can use all sorts of materials and media, including sound, video, and performance. Ann Hamilton is a famous American
relating to the motion of material bodies and their forces
It’s fair to say that El Greco sought to unite the color and touch of Venetian-style oil painting with Michelangelo’s
kinetic, questing, spirit-convulsed bodies in complex space.
kinetic energy is the energy of movement. A
kinetic sculpture moves, whether powered by a motor or the wind. Jean Tinguely was probably the most famous
kinetic sculptor of the 20th century. Nikki de Saint-Phalle, his wife, was also a sculptor; among many other works she designed the fountain next to the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
the distinctive form in which a thing is made
Pour the mixture into 4-ounce
molds, such as small paper cups.
an architectural support or base
There’s a sloping, wooded traffic island there right in the middle of Riverside Drive, and at its peak, atop a narrow
pedestal of Mohegan granite, sits Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington’s gorgeous equestrian bronze.
capable of being molded or modeled
She follows my gaze to the lump of shattered
plastic and metal on the floor beneath the window.
Plastic, the noun, refers to the material we all know well. As an adjective, though,
plastic describes something like modeling clay: easy to shape or form.
a coarse file with sharp pointed projections
First, smooth rough edges with a
rasp, file or sandpaper, and hand-plane or sand smooth the slab’s top surface.
join together by heating
In some areas, street light access doors are being
Welding uses intense heat created by electricity or burning gas to melt metal so that pieces can be fused together. David Smith was an American sculptor famous for his
welded steel works.