Val Gardena Madonna Relief
Pure handmade from maple wood, painted by hand. Size 12 x 18 x 5,5 cm (w/h/d).
A sculptural technique where the artwork is cut in from a stone or wooden surface and not modelled.
There are different degrees of relief depending on the degree of projection. The range includes low relief/bas-relief and high relief. The sunk relief is a common form of reliefs in Ancient Egypt, in which the depicted scenes were cut into the stone or wood surface.
Among the most famous reliefs are the works of the Florentine master Lorenzo Ghiberti. Among other artworks, he created the pair of gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery in Florence, called by Michelangelo the "Gates of Paradise".
A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.
While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, in bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually, it is made of clay or other easily mouldable materials.
The prime time of sculpture after the Greek and Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Contemporary artists such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz also enriched sculptures with outstanding works.