Special topics in art history
- Working jade
- Quarrying and carving marble
- Carving marble with traditional tools
- Casting bronze: lost-wax method
- Casting bronze: direct lost-wax casting
- Making a Spanish polychrome sculpture
- Making a Spanish polychrome sculpture: Saint Ginés de la Jara
- After the Fall: The Conservation of Tullio Lombardo's "Adam"
- Object Conservation - Salisbury Cross
- Contemporary Art Conservation at Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum
- Conservation: Cast of the Pórtico de la Gloria
- Conservation: The Nasrid plasterwork collection at the V&A
- Conservation: Playing Tipu’s Tiger
- Conservation: The Wolsey Angels
Bronze, a combination of copper, tin, and other metals, has long been prized for its ability to register fine details. Watch indirect lost-wax casting, a technique developed by artists in the 1500s. Created by Getty Museum.
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- At0:01, the speaker says "Starting in the 1500s", but the Greeks knew how to bronze cast and they lived WAAAAY before the 1500s. Any clarifications would help a ton!
- I'm not certain, but is it possible you're getting confused between the 1500's BCE and 1500's CE? We're very used to translating 'the 1500's' in our heads to mean the latter, but here I think the former is being referred to. But perhaps you meant the Greeks used this method prior to the 1500's BCE, in which case please provide a reference.(5 votes)
- this is completely unrelated to art but does anyone know what the primary subtitled language for this video is?
ex:0:13the writing above english(2 votes)
- What is the coin penny made out of? I saw a penny that has been in high temperature, and it turned into golden color.(2 votes)