Land art and site specific sculpture in the urban setting. Environmental sculpture is an art form which uses the environment as its material. Concrete art is, like any art form, human made and is therefore geometric in essence. Public art is art which can be viewed and accessed by the public.
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Color and Sculptures

he difference between a painting and a sculpture

One would think that the difference between a painting and a sculpture is color. An object has the advantage that it can be recognized because it has a shape. A painting without color is either black and/or white or gray-scale. Its depiction must be interpreted and cannot be felt like a sculpture can. Sure, you can feel a painting but I'd like to challenge anyone to tell me about the depiction by feeling the surface blindfolded. A sculpture tells a lot more about itself to a blind person than a painting does.

Red-vermillion complement - sculpture in OPAM Ultramarine tempera on wood - "homage to Lauweriks" green and black paint on steel

 

Whether a sculpture needs a coating which differentiates it from it's surroundings depends on various factors.

Every sculpture has color, even if it does not. Steel sculpture becomes any shade of brown and bronze will turn green when there is unspoiled air around it or may turn black when there is pollution. Weather and surrounding influences will, in time, have their effect on the color of many materials. Usually we call this patina which omes naturally or is helped by heating the object and applying chemicals to hasten the effect. Stainless steel reflects the color of its surroundings. Glass shows the color of its background through it or may reflect the colors of the surroundings.

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