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Author Hägele, Hannelore
Title Colour in Sculpture : A Survey from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Present
Imprint Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2013
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (347 pages)
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Note Intro -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER ONE -- CHAPTER TWO -- CHAPTER THREE -- CHAPTER FOUR -- CHAPTER FIVE -- CHAPTER SIX -- CHAPTER SEVEN -- CHAPTER EIGHT -- CHAPTER NINE -- CHAPTER TEN -- CHAPTER ELEVEN -- SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
This book introduces the reader to the art of sculpture across five millennia up to the present, and from the Near East to the west. In each of the eleven chapters, a number of selected works are discussed to exemplify the circumstances and conditions for making pieces of sculpture - objects peculiar to place, time and context. Within each cultural framework, characteristics are observable that suggest various reasons for the use of colour in sculpture. These encompass local preferences, customs or cultural requirements; and others point to an impulse to enhance the expression of the phenomenal. Whether colour is really necessary or even essential to sculpted works of art is a question especially pertinent since the Renaissance. Surface finishes of sculptural representations may allude to the sensory world of colour without even having pigment applied to them. What makes polychromy so special is that it functions as an overlay of another dimension that sometimes carries further encoded meaning. In nature, the colour is integral to the given object. What the present survey suggests is that the relationship between colour and sculpture is a matter of intentional expression, even where the colour is intrinsic - as in the sculptor's materials
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hägele, Hannelore Colour in Sculpture : A Survey from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Present Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publisher,c2013 9781443850278
Subject Polychromy
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