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RELIEF SCULPTURE AND
THE ARTISTS´ WORK
Relief sculptures has a history dating back over 20 000 years BC, and even though relief sculptors appeared commonly up until the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the appearance of traditional relief sculptors are among the rarities in the contemporary world of art.
Creating reliefs, and specially high reliefs, is a time consuming exercise, partly because reliefs have the ability to portray a far wider range of subjects than free standing sculptures such as statues. This also enables an entirely different ability to depict a narrative. At the same time, reliefs are sculptures and have contrary to other visual art forms a body, an actual material volume in the room.
Maryam Javidmehrs most relief sculptures are high reliefs, which is a type of a relief where the subjects projects most of its natural circumference from the background. She creates her reliefs so that they can be hanged to decorate the inside or outside of public and private buildings.
Maryams patience and devotion for her artwork results in very time consuming works, but brings also high wealth of details and life to her artworks. Maryam also never cast her reliefs, which enables each artwork to be the only example of its kind and completely unique.
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