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Old 07-18-2006, 03:31 PM
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Where to BUY Classical Art CAST SCULPTURES???

I am planning to teach this fall, and I want to do some classical art training.
I would like to get geometrical 3-d shapes such as sphere, cube, cilinder, etc.
And I'd also like to get some relieves, eyes, ears, 3-d faces, busts, etc.

Where can I buy that?
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Old 07-18-2006, 06:49 PM
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Re: Where to BUY Classical Art CAST SCULPTURES???

Hi there! Good luck with your teaching.
Look at this past thread to see some links to shop
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show...t=plaster+cast

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Old 07-19-2006, 11:44 AM
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Re: Where to BUY Classical Art CAST SCULPTURES???

thank you NICKEL
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:12 PM
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Re: Where to BUY Classical Art CAST SCULPTURES???

Another option - but the prices!

http://www.learntosee.com/
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:13 PM
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Re: Where to BUY Classical Art CAST SCULPTURES???

PS: I remember seeing some eyes, ears, noses and hands in plaster at my local Dick Blcik
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:20 PM
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Re: Where to BUY Classical Art CAST SCULPTURES???

I'm not clear on what it is you will be teaching and how/if these objects you want will assist you.

I think the cube-pyrmid-ball can be found in any art supple store - often on craft shelves at Hobby Lobby etc. Too, a ball is a ball and it doesn't matter if it's a childs toy or a specialty art item from Florence Italy. Any rectangle is a "cube." An oat meal cannister is a cylinder. A pyrimid will be harder to find, but no harder than finding a pyrimid shape in any representational painting or drawing - other than a metronome in a musical scene, I can't think of any. A flower vase maybe.

Plaster casts of body parts were taken taken from statuary of classical antiquity, or from later copies of the same. No doubt they were/are useful. But at some point going back on the time line, the original sculptors did not have plaster casts of preceeding greats to study. They gained all their knowledge from live observation. So can you.

Study a real ear and draw it. Same for a real nose, mouth etc. You could study a plaster cast nose and eventually draw it to absolute perfection, and that perfect nose might not fit the face of any human being on earth. But again, I don't know what learning you want to persue, and what you want to do with it.
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:12 PM
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Re: Where to BUY Classical Art CAST SCULPTURES???

thanks,
I am going to teach in art school this fall. I want to implement some classical method of art. That's what I was taught back in Russia, and I loved it.
We started with simple things first (cubes, pyramids, etc,) and went to more complex shapes over the years. So, I want to try to use similar methods in my teaching.
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Old 07-21-2006, 01:01 PM
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Re: Where to BUY Classical Art CAST SCULPTURES???

Svetlana, it would be nice to learn from you some of the classical methods you learned in Russia. If you have time, please share some of the methods with us ok? Are you teaching beginner students and what age? Rose aka Bard one of our regulars here in classical is teaching young students in Brazil. Thanks Nickel
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Old 08-03-2006, 11:54 PM
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Re: Where to BUY Classical Art CAST SCULPTURES???

Cast drawing is a good method. I think it is very nice that you'll be using it.
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:17 PM
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Re: Where to BUY Classical Art CAST SCULPTURES???

Hi and Welcome Svetlana, me too would love to hear about your classical training back in Russia. Good luck on the teaching and hope you have found the casts you were looking for.
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Old 08-07-2006, 04:43 AM
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Re: Where to BUY Classical Art CAST SCULPTURES???

Strangely I was thinking exactly the same thing myself a few weeks ago, but found the prices of cast sculptures to be very expensive, and then I tried facial cast masks, which I think are made out of a special resin or rubber. Unfortunately they seem to be limited to celebrities, but they are cast from the original faces of actors, are life size, contain details down to the pores on the skin (perhaps too much detail really for the sort of studies you're after) - you can easily set them up at any angle, adapt your lighting source, and they're considerably cheaper than a cast sculpture unless you're buying something very small.
Here's a random example of somebody's collection of masks to give you an idea of what I mean
http://www.sapsema.org/lifemask.html
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Re: Where to BUY Classical Art CAST SCULPTURES???

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I am planning to teach this fall, and I want to do some classical art training.
I would like to get geometrical 3-d shapes such as sphere, cube, cilinder, etc.
And I'd also like to get some relieves, eyes, ears, 3-d faces, busts, etc.

Where can I buy that?
thank you

I have some on ebay for sale under crafts, other.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:20 AM
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Re: Where to BUY Classical Art CAST SCULPTURES???

If you have a business lincense you can get these at wholesale prices. http://www.orlandistatuary.com/ once I put in my tax id number for my business i was amazed at the low prices at wholesale compared to retail, not an option for everyone, but ight work for you as a teacher.
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