Mixed technic sculpture
The tendency to combine materials and supports has given new impetus to contemporary sculpture. These mixed media works fascinate the observer and suggest different interpretations to his imagination.
What is a mixed media sculpture?
In the visual arts, mixed media sculpture refers to an approach by which an artist combines at least two different mediums or technical means. The use of this mode of creation can aim for two objectives: the personalization of the work as much as possible or the exploration of the interactions between the elements used. We have been able to trace back as far as Antiquity; sculptures of marble, ivory or wood which incorporated metal or semi-precious stones. In Ancient Egypt, the making of Tutankhamun's magnificent coffin is an example. In the Middle Ages, in monasteries, there were designed mixed media sculptures, often small in size, but it was not until the Renaissance (especially in Venice and Siena) that this form of art in sculpture became more widespread. From 1850, the French sculptor Charles Cordier did not hesitate to showing daring by combining marble, bronze and enamels in his creations. The state became his main client, but he also exhibited in several salons.
Mixed media sculpture took off in the 20th century, particularly around 1925. Several great artists of surrealism, dadaism, cubism and Pop Art created works of art. é innovative sculpted works. Contemporary artists have continued this exploration with the most diverse elements and materials. The advent of plastic and synthetic products allows today's artists countless creative possibilities.
For several decades, mixed media sculpture has given rise to new ideas. place at a new application called "installations". These three-dimensional works of art - intended for be placed at inside or outside the exterior - aim to influence the space; some include various elements that are constantly moving to make them even more present.
Big names of yesterday and designers of today
Among the sculpting artists who have left their mark on their century (19 - 20th) by their artistic approach in mixed technique, we must remember in particular Charles Cordier, Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, Ernest Barrias, Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Henri Laurens, Alexander Calder, David Smith, Edgar Degas, Joan Miro, Jeff Koons, Anish Kapoor, Louise Bourgeois as well as the famous ;bres Pablo Picasso and Salvator Dali.
Modern sculpture, vehicle of ideas and messages
Particularly since the 1960s, sculptors are no longer limited to; purely aesthetic research, they are getting a makeover by focusing on volumes, spaces, movement and materials. They explore new structures, of all sizes. Several artists refuse to maintain neutrality.some hold diverse opinions and allegiances and want to express them in their works. A mixed media sculpture must assert its individuality. and its originalityit can even carry messages. Themes as varied as politics, a critical vision of our society and Today, the misery of the world, the struggles and the victories can be addressed without censorship. The sculptor artist may also want to express his joy of living and his full freedom. to create a fun work.
How to choose a mixed media sculpture?
Purchasing a work of art can meet your needs. a spontaneous craze or at an affinity that we cannot always explain. It may also be an investment or a strong interest in the business. for the evolution of a particular sculptor in the art market. of art. Whether it is installed in a room in the house or in the office, it must be chosen carefully since it will be part of our daily lives. In interior design, designers believe that a large space can accommodate a large sculpture or an elaborate installation; while a small art sculpture is more suitable for your home. a more restricted room. The more daring a mixed media sculpture is, the more it becomes the center of interest of the place in which it is installed. It can sometimes be more advantageous to opt for more discreet furniture and decoration to give it all the limelight.
Depending on the materials and patinas that have been given to it. applied, a contemporary sculpture can also be placed outside. outside, in a natural environment. It is not uncommon to find mixed media sculptures on a terrace or in a garden. The more textures, varied elements and shapes it contains, the more intense this type of sculpture becomes.
Above all, you have to choose an art object because you love it and want to keep it for a very long time. It’s also a wise choice! so that it can become part of the family heritage and be bequeathed to others. to future generations.