Video Cassettes
Introduction to Sculpture,#VC152
(19 minutes)
This is an orientation to the art of sculpture, illustrated entirely with works from the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art. The objects provide a survey of major stylistic periods in Western art from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods to contemporary twenti-eth century works. Live footage shows a sculptor demonstrating various processes and tech-niques: carving in marble, molding clay, casting bronze, and welding steel.