In a broad sense, metal sculpture refers to all sculptures made of metal, including cast sculptures, forged sculptures, etc. In a narrow sense, it is directly based on metal materials and is cut, welded, forged, and polished. , Stamping and other industrialized processing methods to create, that is, direct metal sculpture
Metal sculpture in the traditional sense refers to sculptural works with precious metals such as bronze, gold, and silver as the material materials. Most of the modeling methods are casting. The aesthetic style is characterized by exquisite gorgeousness, delicate and tedious, and pay attention to the physical value of the materials, In other words, the material here is only a tool and means for the transformation of material in sculpture form. By the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, with the advent of the industrial era, the tide of modern art was surging, the traditional art concepts were continuously denied, and new materials, new techniques, and new ideas emerged endlessly.
Under this background, the direct modern metal sculpture in the true sense was born. It understands metal as an independent material, a modeling language that is completely different from traditional sculpture, and uses various industrial processing methods to directly create. It pays attention to the beauty of the metal material itself, emphasizing the distinctive significance of the era and rich spiritual connotation. . The emergence of direct metal sculpture has completely changed the creative principles of traditional metal sculpture, inspired the artist’s thinking, and allowed the artist to have more room for expansion.