Wood carving is one of the oldest crafts in the world. This ancient art involves chiseling away wood to create a wood design for the beautiful purpose of artistic expression. The craftsman has to analyze the piece of wood where it is also observed to know the durability of the apparatus. There are different kinds of wood characterize as walnut with dark colors, some basswood has a lighter color like brown, maple, pine and others.
The art of wood carving
There are also of a variety of chisels and knives as the finest tools for the purpose of shaving, cutting and designing the woods. Chainsaw, drill and other electrical tools can be used to perform the art of wood carving for it is easier to produce the desired design. This can be done with patience, compassion, and love to create a masterpiece of a sculpted wood design.
The ancient culture of Woodcarving
In all cultures of woodcarving from the ancient age onwards, are the origin of it in typing the art is now commonly created by the artists with all availability and low cost of prices. The most common degradable wood causes are the vulnerability in insects, fungi and being water absorbent that can easily damage. Its only real drawback as a medium for sculpture is its perishability.
These factors that degrade the wood will cause damage. But there are also alternatives to preserve the art by using the stone, marble and other types of materials made in concrete for monumental crafts. The main type of wood that used to make statuettes, others used in the religious monument and others come from Africa, some are used in the Oceanic art, others are used in American art and aboriginal art in another country especially in Australia.
But in some cases of the original ancient artworks had perished or disappeared. Iron carving in Greece is seen made by many sculptures and then came to Europe among are the gothic art seen in many churches or a big place like cathedrals with a beautiful furniture alongside. Nowadays plastics are now commonly used as an art for its modification stages in the 20th century.
The difference between wall art
Other types of art are on the wall to make it different and the people have in it so that the production has its great demand in every home. It can be used in the rooms like bathroom, living room, dining room and other areas that are perfectly designed unto it. It can also contribute the good condition of nature and textile in an interior location and every home can choose the different versatility of wall wooden art that everyone can like it.
Different kinds and qualities of wood
There are many kinds and qualities of wood in carving, chip carving and a lot more. Woods are smooth and hard in kind like mahogany, chestnut, ebony, olive, pine, and others may be useful in different kinds of carving. It can have advantages and it can be drawback due to its strength or thinness that would be advantageous than the other materials.
There will be an example of wood to join together so that it can be used as large art, wood that is very hard is difficult to use but can long last as its advantages. Wood is non-insect proof or waterproof that can affect its durability and it is advisable to use indoor. Woods are remains to its properties and it varies in different directions of use where the grain is the strong one. The sculptor makes it delicately so they will maintain the goodness and durability of the wood.
World famous wood sculptors
Great works of wood art are on display in various museums across the globe. It can be seen in art museums, gardens, and the famous places or in exhibits. Some of it was Shigir Idol in Russia, Rottgen Pieta in lime wood, the Annunciation in the church of St. Lorenz in Nuremberg, Altar of the Virgin in Uberlingen, Mary Magdalene, Bargello, Florence and many more.
Wood sculptures are mostly overlooked, but it can greatly add a statement in a room. In some cases, great wood arts are conversation starters. Today, with the latest technology and pioneering technique, wood art pieces are one of a kind. Wood art maps in great details are now available like the world-renowned Great Five Lakes of Northern America.