Working directly with the plaster
Walking into a bronze foundry or a gravestone workshop, one often sees old and dusty plaster casts, depicting the human figure, heroic and religious themes. Since ancient times and until the late 19th century, plaster was used as an in-between or temporary material. It was used in the mold making process or to make maquettes, which would later to be copied and carved in stone or cast in bronze.
Rodin was one of the first to explore the expressive possiblities of this ghostly white and fragile material, derived from the burning of gypsum rock. Working directly, contemporary sculptors such as Brancusi, Moore, Segal, Agostini, Kapoor and Twombly, have also found new freedom in the use of plaster. This development parallels the "direct carving" movement in stone.
In this one-week workshop, we will explore the various methods of creating sculpures directly and quickly with this very workable and fast setting medium.
This course is convenient for beginners and advanced students!
|07. - 12. 07. 2013||