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.
Modern bronze is an alloy composed of mostly 88% copper and 12% tin. The metal alloy has been used since antiquity for cast metal sculpture and remains the most popular medium for sculpture. Emillions artist, Shray, considers bronze a demanding material, due to its permanence and its long use throughout history.
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.
More about Gianfranco Meggiato
Gianfranco grew up in Venice, Italy, where he attended the Istituto Statale d’Arte studying stone, bronze, wood and ceramic sculpture. At the invitation of the Municipality of Venice, he exhibited his works at a very young age in two exhibitions, in 1979 and 1984, at the Galleria Comunale Bevilacqua La Masa in St Mark’s Square, […]