Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Sculpture
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A. Specifications of the genre A.1. Techniques and materials

With architecture and painting, S. stands as the third great artistic genre. Its defining quality is three-dimensionality. Technical distinctions are made between subtractive S. that is hewn, cut or carved out of a raw material (e.g. stone, wood, ivory) and additive S. that is cast in metal (e.g. bronze) or formed from clay, wax, plaster, gold or other materials. Colour can be added to all these types, and in some periods it was usual to do so. …

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Ruby, Sigrid (Gießen), “Sculpture”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004981>
First published online: 2015



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