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Nathalie Watine
EMERGING ARTIST
Périers-sur-le-Dan
Type
Unique work
Date of creation
2023
Technique

The sculpture

Sculpture is one of the most diverse, fascinating and varied art forms in Western art. From the gigantic sculpted pieces of ancient Greece to the abstract sculptures of contemporary art, from the figurines of prehistoric civilizations to the kinetic sculptures of the 20th century, this art is as diverse as it is intriguing. 4

Sculptural art began in the Upper Paleolithic with a small figure known as the Löwenmensch. It is considered to be over 40,000 years old. Sculpture can be made with most 3D modular materials. Here are the four main procedures of this art over the centuries: rock cutting, wood carving, metal sculpture casting and ceramic modulation.

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Medium

Wood sculpture

What is wood sculpture?

Wood carving is a manual activity consisting of working wood to give it a certain shape. The principle is then to remove material using different tools: chisel, wood chisels, gouge, hammer, mallet, etc.

The practice of wood sculpture is very old. However, since Greco-Roman Antiquity, the use of wood in sculpture has been perceived as less noble than other materials such as bronze, marble, etc. Works in wood were thus considered popular and cheap.

Wooden sculptures are also more fragile and difficult to preserve. It is partly for this reason that ancient and medieval statues made from wood are often covered in several colors.

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Theme
Human
Dimensions
W. 35 x L. 20 cm
Framing
No
Work signed by the artist
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Yes
Certificate of authenticity
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On demand
Description
I created this work to take you on a journey to the bottom of the oceans.
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