Monday, July 19, 2010

How to Make a Polychrome Statue

As a short follow-up to my last article. One reader sent this link through to me, here. It is a visual demonstration of the methods used by these sculptors and painters. I thought it was so interesting that I would post it for all to see. It refers to St Gines de la Jara, left, sculpted in 1692 by Luisa Roldan, who sculpted for the court of Spain from 1692 until her death in 1706. Fascinating! I am envious of the demonstrators studio and materials. I have tiny jars of pigment whereas she seems to have industrial quantities of beautiful earthy colours.

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