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.
Serigraphy is a form of screenprinting. This process incorporates the use of fine mesh screens which are used to separate the image's areas color by hand. Each layer of color is applied to a screen and then carefully laid onto a heavy stock paper. The final image looks like a painting.
Abstract art is non-representational art or sculpture that does not depict elements of the natural world and signify a departure from realistic portrayal. Art from the Renaissance to the 19th century was realist and representational in nature. As European artists began to be exposed to art from other cultures, they found new ways to depict visual language. By the late 19th century, abstract forms and works began to appear in the art world.
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Yaacov Agam is a renowned sculptor born in 1928, in Mandate Palestine. He lived there until 1949. During his life in Mandate Palestine, Agam studied in Jerusalem at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. After moving to Switzerland in 1949, he began studying at Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule as well as the Zurich University. In […]