Sculpture is readily seen as both art
The definition of sculpture from the Oxford English Dictionary would have it define it as “a form of art made especially by hand or by a highly skilled craftsman”. Sculpture is readily seen as both art and also as a form of religion, where people use tools and materials specifically prepared for them to make highly attractive visual patterns with which to impress others. It can be used to make stunning works of art, but there are more important things to be considered when we talk about Sculpture. Let us take a look at two of the most important aspects of Sculpture: Religion and Politics. How do they relate?
When we talk about religion, we are usually thinking of organized religion, that is to say of organized religion in which followers are required to follow specific rules in order to worship and participate in ceremonies. Religious sculpture, on the other hand, is usually seen as an independent form of art. That is, it is made by artists who follow their own religious beliefs or have strong religious convictions. A famous example of this is the statue of the Ten Commandments created by Michelangelo almost one hundred years ago. While the work of Michelangelo has been criticized by some modern artists for being too heavy handed and excessively political in its portrayals of political ideals, the work itself has helped bring about a new interest in political and social issues through its portrayal of the commandments as a call to arms against poverty and war.
What purpose would a piece of abstract art have if you never even knew what it was?
On the other side of the coin, Sculpture has long since been criticized by atheists and materialists for having the same characteristics as religion. They argue that while art may have certain purposes (such as letting people know how to view the universe in an artistic way), there are a number of things that sculpture leaves out. For instance, what is the point of a beautiful, life-sized sculpture if you never ever use it? What would remain of the sculpture if you just put it in a corner and forget about it?
In addition to these questions, there is also the question of value. Some claim that because sculptures can never be lost, they have more aesthetic value than say a painting. Others, though, see value in Sculpture because of its utilitarian function. By creating something beautiful, a sculptor may be able to reduce material waste and make the world a more eco-friendly place.
What does all this mean for you?
Well, if you are thinking about getting a piece of sculpture for your home or office, you may want to think again. While Sculpture is definitely beautiful, you should not consider it as an investment. While a beautiful sculpture may be very impressive, you are not likely to get any monetary value from it. Even if someone decides to fix up or sell it later on, you will probably end up with far less than you paid for it. If anything, it may become a family heirloom.
For this reason, you may want to consider a piece of sculpture that you will enjoy for many years to come. A piece like a Waterfall Sculpture may be exactly what you are looking for. It is unique and beautiful, with an intricate, flowing design that flows down over the surface of the water. It is a great centerpiece for a pool, patio, garden, or lake. You can have one custom made or purchase one that is close to or the same design as your favorite piece of art.