Clay to Bronze - The Lost Wax Process
After a work of art is created in clay form, a mold has to be made to be able to go from clay to bronze. This is done by a process called The Lost Wax Process or Investment Casting. It is a very complicated and long process.
Full Round Sculpture
Full round sculpture is also called sculpture in the round. It is, simply defined as, sculpture that is intended and able to be viewed from any side or angle. A full round sculpture can be anything from a very small figure or portrait bust up to a larger than life multi-faceted sculpture of anything you can imagine.
Relief Sculpture - Bas/Low relief - High Relief:
Relief sculpture is any work which projects from, but which belongs to, the wall or other type of background surface on which it is sculpted. Reliefs are traditionally classified according to how high the figures project from the background. Relief sculpture is a combination of the two-dimensional pictorial arts and the three-dimensional sculptural arts. A relief, like a picture, is dependent on a background surface and its composition must be extended in a plane in order to be visible. Yet at the same time a relief also has a degree of real three-dimensionality, just like a full round sculpture.
One form of low, or bas relief that we are all familiar with is that found on our everyday coins. The faces and the scenes that we see there on our pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters are precisely an example of low relief sculpts.
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