SeriesMaking Art (6 of 18)
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Prior to the use of power tools, the same basic implements were used for stone carving for hundreds of years. Many of the sculptor's tools had a variety of functions and could be used at different stages of the carving process. In this video, watch a contemporary sculptor demonstrate the use of traditional tools--such as the tooth chisel, the point chisel, the drill, and the rasp--as he creates a finished figure of a woman from a block of marble.
Original footage from "La Sculpture: techniques de la taille" © 1980 Neyrac Films This version Narrated by Sculptor Gilham D. Erickson Music courtesy of Moby Gratis © 2008 J. Paul Getty Trust
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