Sculpture Assignment

The main purpose of this paper is to make an observation of an accessible piece of sculptures that is present in my own environment and analyze all the specific factors connected with it. The sculpture that I have found interesting to analyze is the old marble fountain standing in front of

 

The main purpose of this paper is to make an observation of an accessible piece of sculptures that is present in my own environment and analyze all the specific factors connected with it. The sculpture that I have found interesting to analyze is the old marble fountain standing in front of my grandmother’s village house. This fountain is the local place of interest, and its image is very close to me and my childhood years that make this piece of sculpture interesting to study, research, and analyze.

This fountain looks very old, but the general shape and the marble are in a state of fair preservation. In general, the sculpture looks like three plates situated on different levels, one after another. The front plate has the marble axis coming up from the plate’s center. The plates have the shape of leaves tied together and forming the round composition. The raising axis that comes through all the three plates looks like the stem of a tree with the relief decoration in the shape of a wooden bark. From the first glance, the fountain seems to be small and fragile, but coming closer, the viewer understands that it is approximately a meter and a half high with the strong marble foundation and the steel wireframe coming out in several places where the marble has sporadically broke off with the years. The texture looks really smooth, but the conservative white color with the addition of green thin coating that came with moss and mold which makes it look really cold. The general atmosphere of its location perfectly fits the design and typical style of the fountain.

Having touched the marble, one can feel that it is rather cold, but not as cold as it seems when you look ant it. The marble is not that smooth as there are a lot of small cracks and dents in it, and the moss makes it more heterogeneous in its contemporary nature. The foundation feels to be as stable and strong as it looks like. The general impression of this old piece of sculpture is fully supported by the tactile contact that I have experienced. The water inside the plates made the leaves’ ornament smoother, and you cannot really feel the texture of the wooden axis. The time has made the cover more plain and even sleek because of the water. On the top of the fountain, you can even touch the hot parts that are all the daytime under the sunshine; so, in fact, the fountain is not as cold as it looks like.

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