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.
Serpentine stone is metaphoric and igneous rock composed of a group of minerals including antigorite, lizardite, chrysotile, olivine, and peridotite, which all give serpentine distinctive shades of green, red, orange, yellow, or purple. Shona sculpture from the African Shona tribe is made from serpentine stone from Zimbabwe.
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 Peter Rujuwa
Stone sculpture has been Peter’s passion since the age of six when he and his friends created toys from the soapstone that was abundant in mountains surrounding his village in Zimbabwe, Africa. His improvised chisels were dry sticks split in half and his files were rough stones. Named after Peter’s tribe, “Shona” of Zimbabwe, his […]