Sculpture Intro

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sculpture
The art of carving, casting, modeling, or assembling materials into 3 dimensional form.
Free standing sculpture
sculpture that is carved or cast in the round, unconnected to any architectural member, which can be viewed from any of the 360º of vantage points achieved by walking around it in a circle. It can also be designed for a niche, in whose placement one's points of view are limited
Additive Process
material is built up to create a form
Constructive Sculpture
Sculpture in which forms are built up from such materials as wood, paper, string, sheet metal, and wire.
Assemblage
A type of modern sculpture consisting of combining multiple objects or forms, often 'found' objects.
Kinetic Sculpture
art that incorporates actual movement as part of the design
armature
a framework or skeleton used to support a sculpture
bas-relief
sculpture in which the figures project only slightly from the background
carving
a sculpting technique that is a subtractive method; removing material
cast
form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
composition
the way the principles of art are used to organize the elements of art
form
A three-dimensional object or the illusion of three dimensions
informal balance
Way of organizing parts of a design involving a balance of different sized and placed objects, and the elements of art.
negative space
empty spaces surrounding shapes and forms.
positive space
shapes or forms in two-and three dimensional art.
principles of design
rules for organizing a work of art; rhythm, movement, proportion, balance, variety, emphasis, unity, harmony
Elements of design
line, shape, form, space, color/value, and texture
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