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Sculpture is among the earliest art forms known to man. The desire to create a three-dimensional likeness of real objects crosses cultures and periods. Works can also be two-dimensional where images are carved into a medium creating an engraving or elements may project from a surface forming a relief. Sculpture can be carved or cast with a variety of materials including stone, wood, clay, wax, glass, molten metal, sand or plaster. Thematically, work can convey different ideas and meanings: religious such as Seated Buddha, literary subjects like Au Loup!!, historical figures as in El Cid Campeador, romantic myths represented by Psiche e Amore, allegories as in Answering Note or event abstractions embodying ideas not immediately visible as in Messenger recalling a Greek myth. 

Solarium-Buddha

 

 

Seated Buddha      8th Century
Marble
Unidentified Artist
Chinese, Tang Dynasty, 618-906
Gift of Mr. John L. Booth
1952.11.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solarium-ElCid

 

 

 

El Cid Compeador      1927
Bronze
Anna Hyatt Huntington
American, 1876-1973
Gift of the artist
1947.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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