The field of sculpting is fascinating to those who admire it. An artist takes a large piece of material and transforms it into a viable image. They do this by adding or subtracting parts from the whole. While this is an incredible form of art, it is not for everyone. Many people do not have a home or office that can contain most sculptures. The pieces tend to be too large and the spaces are much too small to display these beautiful art pieces properly. Governments and religious institutions have been the main buyers of these pieces throughout history.
Because sculptures tend to be quite large, many artists in this field also create in other mediums. Michelangelo was famous for his painting on the roof of the Sistine Chapel as well as his David sculpture and The Pieta. He was discovered at an early age due to his sculpting abilities. He created The Pieta when he was in his early twenties. It was not until later in life that his painting became his main area for creation although he continued to shape incredible sculptures.
The artist who created the Statue of Liberty, Bartholdi, was also a painter. Many sculptors spent a great deal of time doing drawings. Their sculpting works are first drawn so the buyer has an idea of the finished product and can request any changes before the work is begun. Because drawing is such an important facet of creating sculptures, it is a basic necessity for these artists. Painting is simply drawing with colors for many artists and they excel at this art form as well.
Artists are generally multi-talented and create in different fields. Famed for his drawings, Galileo was also an inventor. Another famous sculptor, Rodin, was a talented sketcher, but left art entirely to become a decorative brick layer for nearly two decades. He did not go back into the world of art until he was in his forties and was inspired to become a sculptor in Paris. Creativity comes in many shapes and forms. Even bricks can become a work of art in the right hands.