Artspan Portal: Sculpture

Introduction to Sculpture

Sculpture has always been characterized by a real diversity of materials. Originally materials such bronze, marble, metal, and wood were used due to their intrinsic and unique qualities, such as durability. However, over the last fifty years this list has expanded to include almost any material that is common in our everyday lives (including found items) whether durable or not. Subject matter and focus for the work can be equally diverse: abstract, conceptual and figurative. From the monumental to the anecdotal, sculpture is the way it is defined at any particular moment. For most of history, it was defined by its figurative roots. In the latter part of the 20th century, sculpture expanded its use of new materials and forms of expression, and figurative sculpture was seen by many as backwater.  Today, sculpture is moving towards a further evolution of the past century¬ís innovation often including various aspect of technology and modern living but is also incorporating what came before that. This is evidenced by the resurgence in figurative sculpture.

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Resources: Sculpture

Galleries (see all)
Galerie Madeline Jolly
South Burgundy, France
The Gallery Madeline Jolly is devoted to Jean Cocteau. Original...
The Sculpture Center
Cleveland, OH
A New Leaf Gallery
Sonoma, CA
Founded in 1990, the fine art gallery, with walls which are the stunning landscape...
Sculpture Gardens (see all)
Brookgreen Gardens
Murrells Inlet, SC
Grounds For Sculpture
Hamilton, NJ
National Gallery of Art: Sculpture Garden
Washington DC, USA
Books (see all)
Martin Puryear
Modeling the Head in Clay
Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure
Covers modeling from casts, live models; measurements; frameworks; scale of proportions;...
Publications (see all)
Sculpture Magazine
An international, monthly magazine dedicated to all forms of contemporary sculpture.
Sculptural Pursuit
A quarterly art/literary publication in full color, explores the world of sculpture.
The Sculpture Journal
Bi-yearly. An international forum for writers and scholars in the field of post-classical sculpture.
Publications (see all)
World Sculpture News
A quarterly publication concerning international sculpture news.
Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture Publication
Series of books on contemporary sculpture, created by The International Sculpture Center.
Public Sculpture of Britain
The nine voulmes of the publication aims to provide a full survey of sculpture in Britain.
Associations (see all)
The International Sculpture Center
Hamilton, NJ
Non-profit organization. Objectives: advance the creation and understanding...
National Sculpture Society
New York, NY
Oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States. Encourages...
Contemporary Sculptors Association
Victoria, Australia
Non-profit organization. Dedicated to promoting and extending the role...
Education (see all)
University at Albany
Albany, NY
BA in Studio Art with a concentration in Sculpture.
Yale University
New Haven, CT
MFA in Sculpture
Boston University
Boston, MA
MFA in Sculpture
Art Suppliers (see all)
Alec Tiranti Ltd - Sculptors' Tools
Leading UK Manufacturer & Supplier of Sculptors' Tools, Materials and Studio Equipment, for...
Art City Studios
Offers a unique combination of resident sculptors and an outstanding selection of raw materials...
Brad Oren Sculpture Supply
Complete Source For Stone, Abrasives, and Sculpting Tools, carries a whole line of high quality...
Foundries (see all)
A&P Foundry
2065 E 37th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058
Ace Aluminum Brass Casting Company
203 S. Industrial Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
email: [email protected]
ACME Foundry
402 W 126th St Argos Inc.
Rt 312
Brewster, NY 10509