Plaster of Paris Foot sculpture by Old Master Bernini
Description

This beautiful cast of a foot was originally sculpted by the great Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian sculptor and architect).

A major figure in the world of architecture but also the leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating the Baroque style. In Baroque sculpture groups of figures assumed new importance. There was a dynamic movement and energy of human forms as they spiralled around an empty central vortex, or reached outwards into the surrounding space.

As one scholar has commented, “What Shakespeare is to drama, Gian Lorenzo Bernini may be in sculpture”.

Made with Gypsum plaster or plaster of Paris (a large gypsum deposit at Montmartre in Paris led gypsum plaster to be commonly known as “plaster of Paris”).

Often used by ateliers in London and Florence as a subject to draw whilst learning the increasingly popular “sight-size” technique.

 

A little about the history of sculpture:

Late Classical indicates Greek art produced between 400 and 323 B.C., and Hellenistic art was made from 323 to 146 B.C. The most important function of Greek sculpture was to honour gods and goddesses. Statues were placed in temples or were carved as part of a temple. Greek sculpture changed with Greek civilisation.

We recognise sculpture as a form of representation which people not only use for religious purposes but also as a means of honouring people in society.

 

Material:

Brass, Fiberglass, Plaster

This is available in a choice of either plaster, resin or bronze.

Dimensions:

Height: 7.9 Inches; Width: 4 Inches; Depth: 10.6 Inches

21cm tall

Delivery:

Cost to deliver: free shipping over £20

Ready to dispatch in: 1–2 business days from uk

More sculptures:

Take a look at more artwork of the same artist.

 

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