Leslie Dycke, Jyothi Chinnapa Reddy, Robin Antar, Gabriella Sarlos, Matiass Jansons, Elis Sula offering original Stone Sculptures artworks. Stone as a material for creating sculptures has been used since the earliest of time. Prehistoric sculptures such as the "Venus of Willendorf" were usually representations of the human form or faceless statues of the Cycladic cultures and later on ancient Greece. Most sculptors working with stone have used hammers and chisel as their tool for carving stone. To create a stone sculpture the artist first selects a stone for carving. The artist then removes material to create the artwork. This is called the direct method. There is also the indirect method which is used by a sculptor that creates a model, usually made from plaster or modeling clay, and then the model is copied in stone. The roughing out process begins by knocking off or pitching portions of unwanted stone. As the general shape of the sculpture has been determined the sculptor uses toothed chisels and claw chisels to create parallel lines in stone. This usually adds texture to the stone figure. And as the sculpture comes to completion the artist polishes the final product. Many different types of stone such as soap stone, limestone, sandstone, alabaster, marble, travertine, onyx and granite can be used. From ancient times to Persia to Greek and Roman sculptures to Michelangelo and the Renaissance to modernism, minimalism and contemporary works - many artists use a multitude of stone for creating fabulous stone sculptures.
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