These wooden figures—often with glass eyes and wigs—appear incredibly lifelike. Discover what’s beneath their skin.
Watch a sculptor demonstrate the use of traditional tools as he carves a block of marble.
Cut, abrade, polish. With these three actions, Chinese artisans have been refining jade for 6000 years.
It takes many hands—and a lot of heat—to cast bronze. Follow the steps of this complex, non-intuitive process.
X-rays of this unique bronze figure revealed an iron armature, as well as vital clues to the sculptor’s process.
Michelangelo, The Awakening Slave (unfinished), c. 1530, marble, 263 cm high (Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence)