Chapman, J.G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889. / The American drawing-book: a manual for the amateur, and basis of study for the professional artist: especially adapted to the use of public and private schools, as well as home instruction.
(1870 [1873 printing])
Chapter X. Modeling, pp. -286
'N. I' 7 / / 4/ I'; N 4 MODELLING is the art of imitating forms, or of giving shape to ideal creations, in plastic and soft materials, such as clay, wax, plaster, etc. The model embodies the design, and its perfection constitutes the chief labor of the artist's mind and hand, and forms the pattern, or guide, in the more mechanical operations by which statues, reliefs, etc., are produced in marble, bronze, or other harder and more durable materials.
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