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16 th  – 17 th   Century Sculptures
Michelangelo SCULPTURE Moses (1513 – 1515)
MOSES   The Moses is a masterpiece of High Renaissance sculpture by the artist Michelangelo Buonarroti The current locatio...
Technique of Sculpting <ul><li>The art of sculpting did not really have a particular technique. Materials can be worked by...
Michelangelo’s Words <ul><li>Quote </li></ul><ul><li>“ that a true and pure work of sculpture, by definition, one that is ...
 
 
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16th/17th Century Sculptures

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16th/17th Century Sculptures

  1. 1. 16 th – 17 th Century Sculptures
  2. 2. Michelangelo SCULPTURE Moses (1513 – 1515)
  3. 3. MOSES The Moses is a masterpiece of High Renaissance sculpture by the artist Michelangelo Buonarroti The current location of the sculpture is in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome The sculpture was commissioned in 1505 by Pope Julius II for his tomb This famous work of art depicts the Biblical figure Moses with horns on his head, symbolic of wisdom and enlightenment This sculpture is made out of marble Audience- Royalty, adults.( because of heavenly imagery and the detail and focus of sculpture)
  4. 4. Technique of Sculpting <ul><li>The art of sculpting did not really have a particular technique. Materials can be worked by removal, like carving; </li></ul><ul><li>they may be assembled such as by welding </li></ul><ul><li>hardened such as by firing, or molded or cast. </li></ul><ul><li>Sculpture has been described as one of the plastic arts because it can involve the use of materials that can be moulded or modulated </li></ul>
  5. 5. Michelangelo’s Words <ul><li>Quote </li></ul><ul><li>“ that a true and pure work of sculpture, by definition, one that is cut, not cast or modeled should retain so much of the original form of the stone block and should so avoid projections and separation of parts that it would roll downhill of its own weight. ” </li></ul><ul><li>These words reflect Michelangelo's love of quarried marble and his reverence for the very stone that lies at the heart of his chosen art form of sculpture </li></ul>

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