A term used to describe a visual art practice that employs three dimensions. Sculptures can be made of any material however quite often you will find wood, bronze, clay, marble, ceramic, metal and paper as the medium of choice. Sculptures can be free-standing, meaning you can walk or move around them for 360 degrees or they can be relief, meaning an image was carved on a two-dimensional surface. A relief is only partly attached to a background surface. Sculpture is one of the oldest, most durable forms of artistic expression.
Lucite is a trade name for poly(methyl methacrylate), an acrylic glass that is shatter-resistant and can be used as a casting resin with a high heat- and chemical-resistance. Lucite was a very popular material used in sculpture and in furniture at the height of the mid-century modern movement. Its versatility and translucence made it the ideal substance for clear tabletops, transparent sculpture and design accents. Artists and designers are bringing on a lucite resurgence as the highly adaptable acrylic is now applied to numerous decorative and artistic uses.
Contemporary art encompasses the art of today, produced by living artists. The art of today benefits from all the previous art movements in history as artists work in a wide array of mediums, formats, and styles, while transgressing art forms: music, architecture, video, performance art, living installations, technology.
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Mara Sfara is a representational painter and a contemporary sculptor, multi sensory kinetic artist and artistic jeweler. Her kinetic sculptures blend traditional artwork with new media creating her own unique fantasy worlds. Sfara’s whimsical Greek mythological bronze sculptures convey a range of moods, humor, and attitudes with which her audience can readily identify. Her positive […]