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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 - Casting: a site-specific installation in the Cast Courts

Fri 12 February 2016–Fri 18 March 2016

SPECIAL EVENT: Casting is a site-specific work created by V&A Samsung Korean Digital Art Resident Yiyun Kang and installed in Gallery 46A of the Cast Courts.

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