Earth and Fire

Earth and Fire

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This book is a work that surveys the development of a major sculptural medium in Italy across four centuries. It considers the varieties of fired clay sculpture, especially in the context of the sculptural process. Whenever possible, clay models have been juxtaposed with finished works in order to show changes between a sculptor's initial concept and the final product. Over eighty objects are considered, ranging from drawings and sketch models to enamelled terracottas and marbles. The entries are supplemented by a series of essays, addressing major aspects of clay sculpture from the Renaissance to Neo-classicism; there is also a survey of recent information gleaned from the conservation of terracotta sculpture.Sight, . c. is6o-agt;, . The two statuettes are small terracotta copies after two of the four marble statues representing the Times of Day carved by Michelangelo for the Medici chapel in the ... They have been repaired and consolidated; thermolu-anbsp;...

Title:Earth and Fire
Author:Bruce Boucher, Peta Motture, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Victoria and Albert Museum
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2001


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