A Handbook of Greek Sculpture (Volume 1)
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: dependent on the study of posed models. And, moreover, the ease with which the finest marble could be obtained made it a far less serious loss if some few blocks were spoiled than is the case now, when fine blocks have to be procured from a distance and bought at fancy prices. There is nothing impossible in a sculptor's working without a full-sized model; Michael Angelo, for example, is recorded to have done so often. And although there probably was no set custom in the matter, and the practice of different artists varied according to their surroundings or their individual facility, it is likely that Greek sculptors of the finest period of art often dispensed with any such help. In later times, when genius and inspiration were less frequent, and art was more a matter of academic study, we find that the use of finished clay models became as universal as it is at the present day, and that their form was transferred to the marble by the same mechanical process that is now in use. The puntelli, however, seem, from their comparatively limited number, to have been rather a help to the sculptor in carving the marble in which his idea was to be finally embodied, than as a purely mechanical means of producing a marble facsimile of the clay model that is too often, in our day, the final embodiment of the sculptor's own work. (c) Sculpture: Decorative, Architectural, Free If the whole abundance of Greek sculpture were available for our study as it was in the days of Pausanias, it would not often be necessary for us to go beyond the bounds of free sculpture. But the circumstances which have preserved to us the scanty remnants that we still possess have enhanced the historical value of much that must be regarded, in a sense, as decorative work. Owing to their position in the building, an...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781458832368
EAN: 9781458832368
Publisher Date: 01 Jan 2010
Height: 242 mm
Is LeadingArticle: Y
MediaMail: Y
PrintOnDemand: N
Series Title: English
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 1458832368
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Illustration: Y
Language: English
No of Pages: 92
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 5 mm