Arts and CraftsFeaturesGifts

Copper in the Arts

Copper has a long history as an art material, and is still used today in many forms. Copper's malleability and adaptability make it ideal for use in sculpture, jewelry making, metalworking, printing processes and decorative arts. 

The unique color of copper can give artwork a distinctive look that cannot be achieved with other metals. 

In the past few centuries, copper has been used to craft intricate sculptures of both people and animals. Many famous sculptors have used the metal to create works such as Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker” or Salvador Dalí’s “Christ of St John on the Cross”. 

Copper also lends itself well to creating more abstract shapes due to its flexibility when heated. 

Jewelers often incorporate copper into their designs because of its warm hue which makes it stand out from silver or gold pieces. 

It can be worked into complex designs by hammering or etching the surface before adding additional elements like gemstones or colorful enamels for extra detail work. 

Metalworkers also utilize copper in various ways including forming sheet metal into signs, plaques or other objects; casting parts for machines; fabricating items such as furniture; welding components together; and soldering delicate connections on electrical circuits/components (like circuit boards). 

Additionally, engraving techniques are often employed when working with copper – these range from shallow lines created with a chisel-type tool all the way up to deep 3D carving done using computer-controlled machinery known as CNC (computer numerical control) routers/mills/lathes etc.. 

Finally, copper is sometimes printed onto paper through intaglio methods where ink is applied over raised portions of textured plates made from this metal - giving prints an elegant look that would otherwise not be possible without it!

Advertisement

Introducing Copperits.Wu

Coppertist.Wu is a community of craftsman, designers and artists. Each draw an inspiration from different cultures, philosophies and nature, and enjoy the rewarding process of turning every spark in their mind into a reality with their hands. Metal represents eternity, each artist is driven by full passion to present their unique work, because each piece carries on their existence in the world.

The main materials they use are different kinds of copper, and they also combine silver and precious stones to create unique work. Compared to other metals, copper has an interesting and fascinating chemical effect over time, as it develops a close relationship with the environment and the user. What fascinates them most is its unpredictable and dynamic metallic nature.

A short list of art items created in Copper:

Copper is a versatile and beautiful material that has been used by artists for centuries to create works of art that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Copper Vase by Pablo Picasso: This vase was created in 1950 and is one of Picasso's most famous works. The vase is made of hammered copper and is decorated with abstract designs.

Copper Sculpture by Alexander Calder: This sculpture was created in 1932 and is one of Calder's most famous works. The sculpture is made of copper wire and is suspended from the ceiling.

Copper Jewelry by David Yurman: Yurman is a famous American jewelry designer who is known for his use of copper in his designs. His jewelry is often simple and elegant, and it is made with high-quality materials.

Copper Sculpture by Henry Moore: Moore was a British sculptor who is known for his work with organic forms. His sculptures are often made of stone or bronze, but he also worked with copper.

Copper Vase by Frank Lloyd Wright: Wright was an American architect who is known for his use of organic forms in his designs. His vases are often made of copper and are decorated with abstract designs.

Copper Mirror by Andy Warhol: Warhol was an American artist who is known for his use of pop art imagery. His mirrors are often made of copper and are decorated with pop art designs.

Copper Sculpture by Alberto Giacometti: Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor who is known for his work with elongated figures. His sculptures are often made of bronze or plaster, but he also worked with copper.

Copper Jewelry by Maya Angelou: Angelou was an American poet and author who is known for her use of copper in her jewelry designs. Her jewelry is often simple and elegant, and it is made with high-quality materials.

Copper Vase by Salvador Dali: Dali was a Spanish surrealist painter who is known for his work with dreamlike imagery. His vases are often made of copper and are decorated with surrealist designs.

Copper Sculpture by Marc Chagall: Chagall was a Russian-French artist who is known for his work with dreamlike imagery. His sculptures are often made of ceramic or glass, but he also worked with copper.   

Discover more from Shoppers' Access

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading