By Team Mojarto
Sculpting is one of the important fine arts known to man. It also holds a special place in history where archaeologists use the sculptures to decipher the lifestyle and culture of ancient man. Many civilisations have developed with sculptures and vice versa.
Before the twentieth-century sculptures were seen as a solid form of art made three-dimensional, which is often representational of someone. Sculptures can be created by carving out materials directly from the chosen material or building up the inside figure. Fourth, traditional sculptors used only two main techniques: carving or modelling. That is, they either carved directly from their chosen material (eg. stone, wood), or they built up the sculpture from the inside, so to speak, using clay, plaster, wax, and the like.
Throughout history, sculptures are extensively cherished for their durability and versatility. And Mojarto has a wide range of sculptures in different forms. Let’s look at some of the versatile sculpture materials available on Mojarto.
Bronze, the first alloy invented in history, is made of 80 – 90% copper and 10 – 20% tin. It is the most popular sculptural material because it expands when hot and shrinks as it cools, which makes it easier to transfer impressions from the mould. The craftsmanship of bronze art is impressive. Artists use this versatile metal to create sculptures with lifelike textures, shapes, and details. Bronze was formed into countless items throughout history, especially during the Bronze Age.
Fibreglass is the contemporary material that is overtaking the sculpture world. This material is known for its perfect quality of reflecting the mould. This character has made contemporary artists prefer fibreglass over other materials. It is a special material that allows for a much finer rendering of statues and sculptures. The molten glass allows the artist to showcase his/her imaginations and ideas. These sculptures are the perfect and classy choice to decorate any space. The unique features of these sculptures are their durability and lightweight. This makes it easy to move the sculptures.
Terracotta sculptures date back to the Paleolithic period. The word ‘terracotta’ means baked earth, where the sculptures are made from coarse, porous clay. It is known for its malleability and versatility. Terracotta sculptures are highly durable and a cost-effective choice to decorate your living spaces. These sculptures add a new aesthetic to your rooms. It brings an earthy tone which changes the entire setup to be more calm and pleasing. Terracotta sculptures also offer the advantage of reshaping the existing form and it is also easy to clean and maintain. These unglazed ceramic arts are the perfect choice to decorate your rooms and gardens.