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Old 09-24-2005, 09:29 AM
JamesDFarrow JamesDFarrow is offline
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"Last Supper" Plaque Sculpture!

Check out this plaque of the "Last Supper":


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Old 09-26-2005, 10:23 PM
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Re: "Last Supper" Plaque Sculpture!

This stone carving is very big, detailed and impressive. On the other hand, artistically I would wish the draperies are done more realistically.
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:13 AM
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Re: "Last Supper" Plaque Sculpture!

Originally Posted by LostNYC
Before I mention the don't like's- Merlin- this is not carved stone, it's "cast-stone", a catch-all generic term for either concrete or more likely for this piece- hydrocal plaster.

So they sculpted the clay original, molded it and now are offering plaster casts of it for $3,990.00 which I think is quite high for a plaster cast!
It is true I didn't notice this term 'cast stone'. On the other hand, the write-up about this 'Last Supper' relief sculpture is a bit misleading, perhaps deliberately, see below.

"This is a very large and heavy hand-carved sculpture of the Last Supper. It is made of cast stone and beautifully hand finished in antique finish. The sculpture weighs an enormous 155 Lbs. It is 53.5" wide, 28" high and 5" deep. You can easily recognize from the large picture that astonishing sculptural mastery that went into the carving this masterpiece. There is no
better carving of this artwork available anywhere else ...."

Notice the mention of 'hand-carved sculpture', and 'carving this masterpiece'.

The relief is probably modelled with clay or plasterline, moulded and casted. The last photo in the webpage shows it still in the soft clay state. If this is true, it would be deceptive to refer to this relief sculpture as 'hand-carved' and 'carving'.

Anyway, this 'Ancient Sculpture Gallery' seems to be a business that specialise in making to sell reproductions, in same and reduced size, of well known ancient sculptures. The people working to make these sculptures are thus engaged to work as good art craftmen, and not engaged to work as good creative artists.

I agree from some of the works shown in the website, the level of skill is high.
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