The sculptural style of the Nativity we will make is in what is known as the Neapolitan Baroque Crèche . It is a cross between high baroque and renaissance styles of dress, architecture and culture. It is not really relevant to what actual period clothing and culture would likely have been at the time and in the location of the birth of Christ . Further, in keeping with this very popular method of rendering the Nativity, the overall sand sculpture should be a more "busy" type of design than what is common today. That is a lot going on. A lot of action and elements all crowded together, whereby any single element may almost be lost in the overall scheme. You will notice this in some of the reference art here where there are crowd scenes, and that is the effect we want, on purpose.
Please print out whatever you would like to have, and bring it with you to the job.
I will not have the reference art available for you in Italy.
CLICK HERE FOR THE REFERENCE ART GALLERY
CLICK HERE FOR SOME SKETCHES OF THE PROPOSED DESIGNS
This year we are all working on one long rectangular pound up (front view
only) It's 19 meters long and 4 meters tall. (the big poundup is done before you
get there.) We will do some satellite poundups in round plastic forms at the
bottom, in front of the big rectangle.
The poundup is shown here:
Front View Top View
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