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a rigid framework, often of wood or steel, used to support a sculpture or large work while it is being made
the technique of creating a sculpture by joining together individual pieces or segments, sometimes "found" objects that originally served another purpose. Also, a sculpture made by this method
also known as low relief, sculpture in which figures project only slightly form a background, as on a coin
the process of making a sculpture or other object by pouring liquid material- clay, metal, plastic- into a mold and allowing it to harden
literally "counterpoise"- a method of portraying the human figure, especially in sculpture, so that it is apparent ally relaxed and mobile. the result is often a graceful s-curve
in printmaking, the number of images made from a single plate authorized by the artist.
art that is large enough for viewers to enter and move about in
also known as high relief, sculpture in which figures are attached to a background but project substantially from the background, usually by at least half their normal depth
of or relating to movement. art that incorporates movement as part of its expression.
also known by the french term cire-perdue, a method for casting metal sculptures and other objects. positive and negative molds are built around a layer of wax that exactly duplicates the shape and size of the desired sculpture. when this arrangement is heated, the wax melts out and then molten metal is poured into the mold to replace it.
a drawing technique, especially popular in the renaissance, in which the drawing material is a thin wire of metal
a sculpture that incorporates movement usually by air currents
in sculpture, shaping a form in some plastic material, such as clay, wax, or plaster
a hollow or negative shape used for casting liquid clay metal or plastic
a surface coating that develops on metals, particularly copper and bronze, through exposer to weather and oxides, or by the deliberate application of chemicals
in sculpture, capable of being modeled or shaped as clay
anything that projects from the background
italian for baked earth, a hard fired but unglazed clay