Different Types Of Art Is Used Within The Pattern Of The Wood

1937 Words Nov 25th, 2014 8 Pages
Intarsia is the woodworking technique that uses varied shapes, sizes and different species of wood that are fitted together to create a 3-dimensional, mosaic-like picture. This type of art is created through the selection of different types of wood, using their natural grain pattern and color to create variations in the pattern. The different species and colors of the wood contrasts lights and values. Similarly, grain gives the art amazing texture and makes it very realistic. Wanting to make an intarsia project, of an object or animal, you make a pattern of outlines and places you want to shape to look realistic. After selecting the specific woods to be used within the pattern, each piece of wood is then individually cut, shaped, and sanded. After you achieve the qualities you desire, you glue each piece back together to form the image you originally wanted. Beginning in Italy rich patrons employed artisans to create beautiful works of art from wood. These decorative and pictorial mosaics were the creation of intarsia (Wilmering). The artists made flat but very intricate works from countless different pieces and species of wood. It has recently became more popular and has evolved into more of sculpture style 3D crafted art (Wise). Intarsia never got the attention or acknowledgment compared to sculptures and paintings, it gradually declined and was an art that most forgot about. Intarsia is a little known art form that is gaining popularity. I am focusing on the woodworking…
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