BrainPOP

Sculpture

How does a shapeless block of stone turn into a lifelike masterpiece? Through the art of sculpture, that’s how! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby carve out an in-depth exploration of this ancient three-dimensional art form. Discover the many different materials that can be shaped into sculptures, from marble to metal to wax. Analyze the important steps of various sculpting techniques like carving, modeling, and casting. Learn the definitions of terms like “relief” and “in the round,” as well as the difference between a statue and a bust. All that, and you get to admire some of the most famous sculptures from throughout history! It’s like taking a trip to the museum, without leaving your computer!

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