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Topic: Sculptures

Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since modernism, shifts in sculptural process led to an almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or molded, or cast.

Sculpture in stone survives far better than works of art in perishable materials, and often represents the majority of the surviving works (other than pottery) from ancient cultures, though conversely traditions of sculpture in wood may have vanished almost entirely. However, most ancient sculpture was brightly painted, and this has been lost.

Sculpture has been central in religious devotion in many cultures, and until recent centuries large sculptures, too expensive for private individuals to create, were usually an expression of religion or politics. Those cultures whose sculptures have survived in quantities include the cultures of the Ancient Mediterranean, India and China, as well as many in South America and Africa.

The Western tradition of sculpture began in Ancient Greece, and Greece is widely seen as producing great masterpieces in the classical period. During the Middle Ages, Gothic sculpture represented the agonies and passions of the Christian faith. The revival of classical models in the Renaissance produced famous sculptures such as Michelangelo’s David. Modernist sculpture moved away from traditional processes and the emphasis on the depiction of the human body, with the making of constructed sculpture, and the presentation of found objects as finished art works.

Michael Parkes Show ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

You are cordially invited to join us July 30th for a private reception featuring the mystical works of art by Michael Parkes.

Michael Parkes is the world’s leading magical realist painter, sculptor and stone lithographer. His works are sought after by celebrities, private collectors, and galleries around the world.This world-class artist has produced the most stunning and complex images that span over 30 years with over 100 highly sought after individual editions. Michael Parkes has used his creative mind and amazing drawing skills to etch and draw on each and every stone that creates a piece of living history.

Date: Saturday; July 30, 2016
Time: 6:00PM- 9:00PM
Where: Centaur Art Galleries
4345 Dean Martin Drive, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89103
To RSVP Please Call : 702.737.1234
***Join us for Champagne & Hors d’ oeuvres

Just a little sample of some of the works by Michael Parkes.

Hope to see you there!

Centaur Art Galleries of Las Vegas, NV

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