Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Sculpture is an important form of public art!
Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created
by shaping or combining hard materials
and an important form of public art.
Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials typically stone such as marble - or metal, glass, or wood. Softer ("plastic") materials can also be used, such as clay, textiles, plastics, polymers and softer metals. The term has been extended to works including sound, text and light.
Found objects may be presented as sculptures. Materials may be worked by removal such as carving; or they may be assembled such as by welding , hardened such as by firing, or molded or cast. Surface decoration such as paint may be applied. Sculpture has been described as one of the plastic arts because it can involve the use of materials that can be moulded or modulated.
Sculpture is an important form of public art.
A collection of sculpture in a garden setting may be referred to as a sculpture garden.
The materials used in sculpture are diverse, changing throughout history. Sculptors have generally sought to produce works of art that are as permanent as possible, working in durable and frequently expensive materials such as bronze and stone: marble, limestone, porphyry, and granite.
to destroy these sculptures at Bukit Brown Cemetery
would be to destroy the artwork
and after our walk through the Bukit Brown Cemetery last weekend, looking at these beautiful works of art and realising that perhaps soon, these will no longer be available for us to enjoy.
These works of art were created many years ago
and were created to be as permanent as possible.
These cannot be lost forever,
somehow they need to be preserved for future generations.
Once these priceless pieces of art are destroyed,
they will be gone forever.
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Bukit Brown Cemetery
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