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Stone Sculpture – Arts And Crafts Tradition

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Dipl.-ing. Timothy C. Vincent from weather informs stone sculptor since ancient times involved in the production of monumental buildings, forming natural stone statues and reliefs and designing memorials or monuments. The stone sculptor Timothy C. Vincent takes a look at the age-old tradition of stone sculpture.

Already in the ancient Egypt, stone sculpture gave form impressively gods, Pharaohs and mythical creatures. In the present we delight her more than 3500 years old works which make a bygone time. Ancient Egyptian stone sculptors iron tools were unknown. Her sculptures out layer after layer of stone blocks they worked with chisels of hard dolerite and valuable bronze, which is the outline of the desired figure had drawn. Painstakingly emerged as still images and figures in block form, which were held back pillar. The art of making natural-looking human images of stone was later developed by the ancient Greeks. Before Greek stone sculpture her up today’s most famous sculptures created their technology focused heavily on ancient Egyptian stone sculpture.

A unique feature of ancient Greek stone sculpture was the use of bronze pointed chisels. Use ubersate the finished stone surfaces with numerous point-shaped holes. Assuming that the former stone sculptor used this technique, so that color adhere better remained on their statues. Finally although the Greek sculptor to c. 350 BC to went over to Polish their works of art. Against 100 BC, the Greeks invented methods with which the complete shape of a statue could be transferred to stone blocks. The so-called dotting techniques are still used, when it comes, not layers to peel a sculpture of stone”, but they to knock out the detail for detail. The Roman Empire took over the methods of stone sculpture of the Greeks. Particularly noteworthy is the ability of Roman stone sculpture to the exact copy other works. Completed copyists they spread countless Emperor statues and portraits in the entire Empire as demonstrated so the claim to power its absolute ruler. With the decline of the Roman Empire, the stone sculpture was a massive step backwards. In the 13th century, it became slow again possible free knock out statues made of stone blocks. Transfer procedures found use only in the Renaissance. The stone sculpture of the present uses classic techniques as well as State of the art technology to create time-outlasting works. Timothy C. Vincent has put its focus on application-oriented works. He answered further questions about the possibilities of modern stone sculpture at any time.