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Sculpture solutions involve not only shaping materials but also shaping ideas. It does not matter whether its forms are crude or well-defined, they always carry a communicative meaning. To do this, certain materials are used that allow expressing certain concepts in a precise and visual language. Since sculpture depends on such materials as wood, metal, clay, stone, their abundance or deficiency inevitably affects not only creative activity but also the development of sculpture at large. To trace this development, we must go a long way of thousands of years.

Ancient cult objects and 3D configurations of the present generation are the manifestations of their own epochs and the embodiment of intentions of certain cultures. To find out what exactly these intentions were, it is necessary to conduct a lot of research. Basically, the evidence found is always scanty, because over time, many data have been destroyed, and it takes much more time and effort to collect and analyze the necessary information. Today it involves a multidisciplinary approach – historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and experts of the artistic niche try to retrieve what is almost lost.

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Ancient Egyptian Sculpture: Artistic Traditions
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Erechtheion – Architectural Mystery


Fun facts about sculpture and artistic activities in general


During the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BC) the Tower Of Babel that was being built at that time was 90 meters from the ground and was supposed to reach the sky. The ziggurat was named the House of the Foundation of Heaven and Earth, or E-temen-an-ki. In accordance with various records, it rose in 7-stepped stages that were colored from the bottom to the top in white, black, red, blue, orange, silver and gold. The last stage was a small temple.

Greek Sculpture

For a long time, it was believed that ancient Greek sculptures made from white marble were originally colorless. However, recent studies of scientists have confirmed the hypothesis that statues were painted in a wide range of colors, which eventually disappeared under the long-term effects of light and air.

Maria Sculpture

When Michelangelo finished his first “Pietá” and it was exhibited in St. Peter’s Basilica, he heard people rumor that it was made by another sculptor – Cristoforo Solari. Then Michelangelo carved the following words on the belt of the Virgin Mary: “This was done by Florentine Michelangelo Buonarroti”. Later, he regretted this outburst of pride and never signed his sculptures.

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