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Wax is used as a sculpting material for preliminary models and for works in their own right. It is quick and easy to shape, yet also cheap. Once softened, it is modelled in a similar way to clay, with the composition built up gradually. To enhance the wax, pigment can be added before moulding and pearls or other jewels can be embedded in the surface afterwards.

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Carvings, Casts and Collectors: The Art of Renaissance Sculpture (Hardback)||RHFPR

Carvings, Casts and Collectors: The Art of Renaissance Sculpture (Hardback)||RHFPR

This volume brings together new research by some of the world's leading experts, exploring the artistic production and cultural context of Renaissance…

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Event - The Art of Wax

Sun 29 November 2015 11:00–13:00

DEMONSTRATION: Watch Eleanor Crook demonstrate the materials and techniques used in making Renaissance wax figures.

This demonstration is part of the Robert H. Smith Renaissance Sculpture Programme

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