Though utilitarian in nature, furniture is often artful in design. Furniture plays many roles in art genres and form often defining the mood of a room. It can be religious, symbolic and period specific as well. The construction can be complex or simple, the design and external treatment are just as important as the internal structure.
Various types of metals can be used in sculptural art, with bronze being the most popular alloy metal for casting. Durable and hard, yet malleable and fairly easy to bend or hammer into desired shapes, metal can also be melted and molded during the casting process. Metals fall into two types: ferrous and non-ferrous. Ferrous metals include cast iron or wrought iron—any metals that contain iron. Non-ferrous metals include aluminum, alloys, bronze, stainless steel, copper. Non-ferrous metals have been used in numerous practical and artistic applications since the beginning of civilization.
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.
More about Shaun Gagg
Yorkshire artist, Shaun Gagg, sees possibilities where others see limits. Shaun’s latest large-scale sculpture incorporates coins, keys and other found objects into welded, functional, life-sized sculpture. His experimentation with natural elements such as slate and soapstone led him to early influencers, abstract sculptors Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. When Shaun discovered the outdoor, naturalist art […]