Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operatesin three dimensions. Traditionally, sculptural process havefocused on carving and modelling,in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials, butsince modernism shifts in sculptural process have led to analmost complete freedom of materials and process.The Western tradition of sculpture began in Ancient Greece,and Greece is widely seen as producing great masterpieces inthe classical period. During the Middle Ages, Gothic sculpturerepresented the agonies and passions of the Christian faith.The revival of classical models in the Renaissance producedfamous sculptures like Michelangelos David. Modernistsculpture moved away from traditional processes and theemphasis on the depiction of the human body, with themaking of constructed sculpture, and the presentationof found objects as finished art works.
Michelangelo Moses, (c. 1513–1515), housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. The sculpture was commissioned in 1505 by Pope Julius II for his tomb.Assyrian lammasu gate guardianfrom Khorsabad, c. 721–705 BCE
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Materials used in sculpture CERAMICS STONE WOOD METAL