KAZoART introduces you to a selection of contemporary plaster sculptures. Discover this ancient material made by mixing water, lime, gypsum, sand and any other strengthening materials. Here you will find the most beautiful plaster sculptures that our catalog has to offer, made by our tremendously talented artists.
works are numerous: Louis-Pierre Deseine (Bust of Pope Pius VII; Christ), Jean Carriès (The miner of the Loire), Albert Ernest Miserey (Annamite), Jean Arp (Automatic sculpture; Sculpture of a shadow), Auguste Rodin (Sommeil).
All praise and appreciate the unparalleled workability of this material, which can be used, among other things, as a mold, or as a model in order to later create a sculpture in a more noble material (stone, marble, etc.).
Plaster in sculpture can have several functions. It can be used to make casts or can be used as the main material for a finished piece. It is a very fragile material, which tends to crack quite quickly. For this very reason, it is widely used for casting or as a material for learning the basic techniques of sculpture.
Due to its extreme malleability, and the help of specific tools like a clasp or a spatula, the sculptor is able to bring striking amounts of detail to their work - which would otherwise be painstakingly difficult with any other material (such as marble). With the resurgence of interest throughout the 19th century, there are countless copies of antiques being made to furnish and decorate prestigious estates and palaces.