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Sculptures are dense pieces of art, and in some cases have more of an effect than paintings because they're three dimensional instead of two dimensional. Even though most sculptures that are in museums you are not allowed to touch, but they draw us to touch them, which increases our attraction to them. We are not only able to observe these with our eyes, but with our hands as well.

A deer, Unknown, Early 1920s - Late 1930s, From the collection of: National Center of Folk Culture - Ivan Honchar Museum
This is an example of a sculpture in the round. What this means is that there is no background plane for the sculpture to project out of. This sculpture is significant because of the painting (color, line, shapes) that is on the sculpture itself. To me it is a unique piece of artwork because it has some elements of a painting as well as a sculpture tied into one.
A lady with a muff, Hanna Didenko, Late 1990s, From the collection of: National Center of Folk Culture - Ivan Honchar Museum
This is a sculpture in the round as well. This sculpture has great texture and lines within it, which help bring out the form of it. It helps us get a better observation of the sculpture.
Lamp, Johann Loetz Witwe; probably designed by Franz Pankok, c. 1902, From the collection of: Kunstpalast
This is again a sculpture in the round, as many sculptures are. This one I found unique as well because, to me, it looks like earth is placed on a pedestal. What I find ironic about that is that we don't treat our earth that way, with the way we destroy it from day to day. However, someone else could have a different viewpoint of it, and that is the beauty of art.
Amor and Psyche, Johan Tobias Sergel, 1787, From the collection of: Nationalmuseum Sweden
This is yet another example of a sculpture in the round because it has no background plane. You can view this from all angles which leads into endless observation. The fact that this is a sculpture of the human body is also significant because it is of ourselves. However, even though we all know what the human body looks like, seeing sculptures of them evokes our inward sensations.
Corinthian Capital, Unknown, 0085/0100, From the collection of: Neue Burg, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
This would be an example of a low-relief sculpture because it projects slightly from its background plane. However, it is hard to depict this sculpture into further detail because it is in a photograph and we can't really observe it thoroughly.
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