Poetry in Stone - Sculptures
By Anita Satin Choudhary
Understanding the basic concept of what a sculpture is
essential as there is a variety of mediums with which
one can express. Sculpture is a three dimensional
representation of an idea or a real life portrayal in
wood, stone, ivory, precious stones, metals and even
Sculpture has been a medium of expression of thoughts or
imagination, since ancient times in all civilizations
around the world. However, it was only with the
evolution of different styles that it has developed to
the modern stage. It was during the Hellenistic era that
human figures came to be depicted which formed the basis
of European sculptures.
With different mediums of expressions, the methods used
are modeling, carving, casting, chiseling and
constructing. Sculptures are supposed to last longer as
they are crafted in solid materials and can withstand
heat and other climatic changes. Archaeological
excavations have yielded innumerable sculptures, some
dating back 35,000 years ago crafted from mammoth ivory.
The early humans left a lot of signs of their
environment, in sculptures of animals and figurines on
bone and mammoth ivory.
Although sculptures are done in coral, agate, amber,
jade, animal bones and brass and used as decorative
items as their popularity never diminishes. You can buy
sculptures for many different requirements and pricing
depends upon the size and material it is crafted from.
There are many online stores from where you can buy
authentic handcrafted coral, ivory, agate, wood, stone
sculptures that are intricate, delicate and exotic.
Although there must be many stores around the place you
live that stock sculptures and art pieces, the variety
available on online stores is unbelievable. You get to
browse sculptures of every nation and style and if you
like something, procure it sitting right at home!
With elephant ivory banned worldwide, mammoth ivory
sculptures are the latest craze as it is similar, unique
and has the tag of being antique. Legal all over the
world, mammoth ivory sculptures are a real treat to the
eyes. Similar delicate sculptures done by very
experienced sculptors in agate, coral, silver, bronze
and stone are getting very popular as mementos and gifts
on every occasion.
Craftsmen get a good exposure while you can buy genuine
handcrafted sculptures directly from wholesale
importers, saving cost, getting a variety and quality
you have always desired. So, on any special occasion,
gift something different to your family and friends -
gift a sculpture!