Art Through The Ages (Sculptures)Presentation Transcript
Art Through The Ages Connor Caine Sculptures
A Sculpture is a piece of 3-dimensional artwork that is molded out of materials such as clay, metal, wood, and more.
Common types of sculptures include statues, fountains, architectural pieces, jewelry and more.
The first known sculpture is dated from over 35 thousand years old in present day Germany.
Sculpting is one of the first known visual art forms.
Because of their durability, sculptures can last thousands of years and they commonly show the characteristics of the age in which they were created.
Major Genres of Sculptures 500 BC 1000 1500 1800 2010 Greek-Roman Classical Gothic Renaissance Mannerist Baroque Neo-Classical Romantic Realistic
The Neoclassical period (c.1750-1850) was one of the great ages of public sculpture.
Artists looked to Roman Styles during the time of Alexander the Great for inspiration as well as to mimic their style.
Neo-Classical Art was created as a
reaction to the Baroque and Rococo
styles which were hated by the
Neo-Classical Artists wanted to make
their work pure by copying materials of
Some great Neo-Classical artists included
Antonio Canova, John Flaxman, and
Antonio Canova 1757
Perseus Beheads Medusa
Painted by Antonio Canova in 1801
Antonio Canova (1 November 1757 – 13 October 1822) was an Italian Artist who was famous for his marble sculptures that delicately revealed nude flesh.
The painting exhibits the characters of Perseus and Medusa who originate from famous Greek and Roman mythology. This shows the importance of Rome in the themes of Neo-Classical art.
Romanticism was an Intellectual movement that originated in Germany that can mainly be seen in art and literature.
Artists put aside the old boundaries and
began to try new things focusing on
feelings, emotion, imagination, and
Artists favored the revival of potentially
unlimited styles and were fascinated by
nature, their passions, moods, inner
struggles, and genius.
Some of the most notable Romantic
artists were Francois Rude, Antoine
Cluade Michel 1700’s
Arc de Triomphe
The sculptures on the Arc de Triomphe were created by Francois Rude (January 4, 1784 - November 3, 1855) a French sculptor in Paris.
The Sculpture has a very unique style which was common during the Romantic era.
Rude was famous for his works that were full of energy and fire. This showed how Romantic artists went with their feelings and passions.
The Arc was commissioned after the victory of Austerlitz by Napoleon and it expresses the nationalistic feelings of the French people.
Although the era of realism was primarily recognized for its new style of painting, there were some new styles in the field of sculpting.
The era of realism saw a huge increase in
the number of sculptures crafted from metal.
The sculptures were also crafted in great
detail and depicted real items or people
rather than the sculptures of mythological
creatures or imaginative scenes that were
created in previous eras.
Bronze, aluminum, silver and gold became
Popular artists included Alfred Gilbert,
W E Gladstone 1905
Edward Onslow Ford
Edward Onslow Ford (July 27, 1852 – December 23, 1901) was an English Sculptor and a pioneer for Realist art.
Ford created new ways of working with metal which allowed artists to have the real precession that was seen during this age.
Some of his most famous works were Statue of Maharaja Lakshmeshwar Singh (pictured left), Folly, and Glory to the Dead which portrayed the style of the era because they were of real life people and objects, and were incredibly real looking unlike anything ever scene before.