EUR

FR   EN   中文

CONNECTION
<   16th century
Amber sculpture of a cuirass

3 000 €

Kim J. Nazzi

<   16th century
Saint Simon

13 000 €

Joanna Booth

17th century
Virgin & Child

2 800 €

Joanna Booth

<   16th century
3 Figures from choir stalls

4 500 €

Joanna Booth

19th century
Cesar imperator

3 200 €

Galerie Sismann

<   16th century
Saint Edwig, late 15th century

11 500 €

Galerie Sismann

<   16th century
saint Antoninus Gothic

6 800 €

Galerie Sismann

Ancient sculpture

Whether made of stone, wood, terracotta, marble, or bronze, sculpture is a millennial and historical art. Reflecting developments in humanity, sculpture had an essentially decorative, monumental, and religious purpose. Carved works were based on modelling a material and then creating a mould and cast, or carved directly into the material (stone, wood, and marble). Archaeological discoveries have provided evidence of sculpture from the Upper Palaeolithic Period (30,000 BCE). During this era, representations were exclusively of female figures made of clay or ivory.

The art of sculpture has developed over many styles and epochs, and has employed many innovative representational techniques. The sculptor exploited the elegance of the material, the mastery of volumes, and the refinement of curves to open up new creative avenues.