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Pablo
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Spanish Polychrome Wood Sculpture
      #6597335 - 12/12/13 11:22 PM

I've linked to Getty Museum videos before, and I'm getting to like them more and more. Tonight I stumbled on this one.

Carved Religious Statue

I particularly like their computer animations that show the construction of the main armature.


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fishboat
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Re: Spanish Polychrome Wood Sculpture new [Re: Pablo]
      #6597388 - 12/13/13 06:04 AM

Impressive.

Some artists make it up as they go along with instinct frozen in the finished piece.

Other 'artists' are popular hacks (Warhol, Dali, Kinkade) that happen to cash in on a niche market...that continues to market.

Still other artists see the end piece so clearly that getting to it is rather academic...just execution. I'm not sure where the first and third types come from, but they make the world a richer place.

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Kevin

Edited by fishboat (12/13/13 10:07 AM)


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badwhiskey
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Re: Spanish Polychrome Wood Sculpture new [Re: Pablo]
      #6597398 - 12/13/13 06:24 AM

Very cool.

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John Mihich
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Re: Spanish Polychrome Wood Sculpture new [Re: Pablo]
      #6597510 - 12/13/13 08:43 AM

That was really cool. I know part of the reason they reproduce works and processes is so they can do restores and repairs.

My daughter - the archeologist - is learning how to make early tools. She wants to be an expect on tools used my early man. She puts rocks and materials on her Christmas list so she can practice. Not on the same scale as that video of course but idea is similar.

I would like to see how marble is sculpted. I have always been impressed by that. Especially the ones done centuries ago. Today they have powered tools - back then - arm powered.

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Dan Moening
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Re: Spanish Polychrome Wood Sculpture new [Re: fishboat]
      #6597603 - 12/13/13 10:29 AM

Quote:

Some artists make it up as they go along with instinct frozen in the finished piece.

Other 'artists' are popular hacks (Warhol, Dali, Kinkade) that happen to cash in on a niche market...that continues to market.

Still other artists see the end piece so clearly that getting to it is rather academic...just execution. I'm not sure where the first and third types come from, but they make the world a richer place.





I couldn't agree more.


The process shown in the video is fantastic to see.
My mother painted when I was younger and I can still remember her applying Gesso to her canvases.

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