textures of stones in history

the sculptures and different uses of rocks throughout time

These pieces of bone are the first in the gallery because they are the tools that prehistoric people used to carve out stones. They have a very unique lumpy smooth texture to them which means they are most likely antlers of a deer.
These are more prehistoric tools. They are made by a process called knapping the flint. They have a sharp edge and definate edges. Flint is one of the smoother stones in this sectioon.
This is another piece of flint. again you can see the definate edges and where they were chipped to perfection. It has a shiny yet rough surface to it that sets it apart from other stones.
This is a painting that displays the roughness of some rocks. They are well portrayed in the sense that they look sharp and hard and dangerous.
this is a great example of what stones can become. these stones have been worked to the point where they are smooth and very soft looking.
This stone known as marble is one that can be made to shine . it looks as if the artist has frozen this woman in time in rock form. the smoothness and soft looking texture set this stone apart from all of the others.
this shows what the stone looks like when it is engraved. it is smooth until it has been etched,. then it becomes rough but to the point where you can see what the etcher was saying.
This is one sculpture that is very rough compared to the others. it is very sharp on the edges and has a more agressive texture to it.
this mask shows the roughness of terra cotta. it displays how it is almost like clay, it can be shaped if wet. it has a very soft edge but aggressive texture to it.
This is terra cotta reworked to be smooth with a shine to it, and it shows that when done the right way, this stone can have round smooth surfaces.
this texture is smooth and almost wet looking. It is one that has been etched out with letters and shows the light texture to terra cotta.
this stone looks harder because it is more defined. it has pure edges and smaller details that give it a heavier harder look.
this stone is one that has been worn down through the years. it has a rough texture and nondefinate edges. it looks like it has eroded from exposure to the elements thats why the stone is rough.
these are stones that have been carved out to make a violin shape . their texture is very rough and definate. they have smoother edges though compared to flint.
this is a stone that has very rough texture all the way around. it makes the whole stone very jagged and coarse.
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