Class 2 & Week 3 Reading Notes
Monday, September 26, 2011
Visit to the monuments and museum; therefore, no class notes.
Readings for Week 3 Notes:
Lost-Wax Method (See Week 3 Readings for clear information):
o Initial pattern is made this is a co
Class 4 & Week 5 Reading Notes
Monday, October 10, 2011
Normal casting (piece mold casting) process:
o Model can be made of anything the sculptor wants.
o Piece molding allows for the model to be saved and reused
o Pieces depend on the complexity
Class 1 & Week 2 Reading Notes
Monday, September 19, 2011
Note: Lectures for this class are stored on the hard drive.
A reason why metallic artwork may not look metallic is that it may have been treated with a non-metal
substance to keep/maintain
Class 7 & Week 8 Reading Notes
Monday, November 07, 2011
Cellini is dependent on patrons for opportunities to make things/works of art.
o He was reliant on patrons to commission him to make stuff.
The King of France provided him with a lot in or
Class 5 & Week 6 Reading Notes
Monday, October 17, 2011
Cellini is the best documented Italian artist.
Giorgio Vasari wrote about history of art (first)
o Gave a more artist centered view of art (history).
Apprentices (In painting) start off pa
Class 11 & Week 12 Reading Notes
Monday, December 05, 2011
Degass bronzes were prepared for casting (they were restored).
Differences between the originals and the castings.
Degas hated to say that his works were finished.
When the artist is finis
Class 10 & Week 11 Reading Notes
Monday, November 28, 2011
Metropolitan Museum Trip (No Notes)
Personal Reading Notes (Week 10)
Cyril Smiths understanding of the role of materials and techniques in the artists creative process
First Reading (Sea
Class 3 & Week 4 Reading Notes
Monday, October 03, 2011
Listen to description of first slide (in recording)
To make a cauldron which is empty a core is necessary
o Core is slightly smaller than the interior of the molds
Model used to be plain a
Class 8 & Week 9 Reading Notes
Monday, November 14, 2011
Iron before the 19th century was hand made from lumps of iron
Leaves and flowers were often made using dies which were hammered into the heated metal.
A special technique that Paley used
Globular cluster ages are based on the stellar evolution curves in the color-magnitude
plane (the Hertzprung-Russel diagram).
Stars spend most of their life in the main sequence. However, when the hydrogen
reserves get diminished a hot Helium nucleus form