Have You Ever Admired A Sculpture? Did You Wonder Why It

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Have you ever admired a sculpture? Did you wonder why it was there or how and when it was created? Well I sure have. A sculpture, by definition, is a three-dimensional piece of art. Sculpture is one of the most oldest art forms dating back over 35,000 years ago. There are many methods, tools, and products used to make sculptures. The eighteenth and nineteenth century was a time for many conflicts about sculpting and different forms of sculpting were created. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, sculptures were getting new styles added to them. Some of these styles were added in different periods including the Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism periods. Neoclassicism, also known as the “classical period”, is when some of…show more content…
A third period of Sculpture styles were in the Realism period. The artistic movement, realism, is basically the opposite of the Romanticism period. Instead of dramatic emotions and supernatural elements like Romanticism, Realism tries to keep the sculptures more truthful and without artificial elements being portrayed in the art. An example of a realism sculpture would be the very famous, The Thinker by Auguste Rodin. Auguste Rodin was an infamous , 19th century, French, sculptor. During the eighteenth and nineteenth century, conflicts about sculpting arose. Artists started to find themselves cut off from society, but even more than artists, sculptors were taking more of the wrath and this was because it took more to fund Sculpture projects than any other project. To make a sculpture you had to have the permission of the town councils and committees and they frankly, had no patience for sculpture. Sculptors came to terms with this problem, it forced them to work in two different styles of sculpting, a more of an academic art style for public commission and then their personal, more spontaneous projects in their studios. Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth century there were several sculptures that left behind legacies and changed the way people look at sculpture even today. These sculptures came from many sculptors that lived
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