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Use of wax in fine arts

Aljaž Glavina (2019) Use of wax in fine arts. MSc thesis.

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    In this master’s thesis, the first part of the research presents the history of the meaning of wax as an art material, its role in ceremonial events in the past, the characteristics of wax as a sculptural material and its possibilities of being included in high school art classes. The use of wax in sculpture is chronologically presented through the works of Italian and Slovenian sculptors. The basic design techniques, use of wax in the field of sculpture, the preparation of different types of wax that can be used for modelling, additional finishing, etc., and how and why a particular wax mixture is used, are explained in this work. Practical examples show the work of the author with art analysis (i.e., analyses of his artworks) and some works by other artists in the laboratory for casting techniques using pouring (Fonderia). The second part of the thesis presents practical examples in the atelier intended for high school students, along with the processes of using and treating wax as a sculptural material, casting techniques, creating wax portraits and understanding the terms positive and negative in artwork. The practical implementation is based on the related teaching preparation, which clearly sets goals, artworks, carefully selected tools and prepared workspaces, precisely described procedures for making artworks, and analysis and evaluation of the work that is done.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: art didactics, sculpture, wax, casting techniques, wax portrait, positive and negative
    Number of Pages: 97
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Bea Tomšič AmonMentor
    doc. Salvatore GuzzoComentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/12598857
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5974
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 13:09
    Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 13:09
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5974

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