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The History of Metal Art Veronica's Metal Art In California

Updated: Jul 29, 2021

For thousands of years, artisans have been using shells, minerals, teeth, bones, and skin for jewelry and clothing. Before that discovery, human beings used different materials for utility and art. The metal’s extraction was from the ore more than 9,000 years ago. They used it for weapons and utensils such as plates and cups. After many years, the wealthy Romans ordered the artisans to design different decorations like wall art and chalices.



Metal Art History


When human beings discovered ores from the earth, they decorated it and formed different objects and shapes for domestic uses. Even time in memorial, human beings have been creative to design various items for decoration. From 35,000 BC, all the fertility goddesses and figurines were from stones. After the discovery of metal after some years, the fertility goddesses were from copper and bronze. After many years, the surviving objects had values such as art relics.


Most ancient metal works are in tin, bronze, gold and Egypt, Greece, and Italy. Steel was created about 2,000 years ago by the Chinese. It was made by melting wrought iron together with cast iron. Steel is affordable and precious compared to silver and gold. Apart from its monetary value, it has meaningful quotations.

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In the middle ages, goldsmiths, silversmiths, and coppersmiths have been known as dedicated metalworkers. The same metal was used for heavy doors, jewelry boxes, scroll hinges, and gates all made out of metal because of its durability and value. Individuals and organizations have been forced to improve their techniques and designs to meet the modern preference. From the 15th century, most of the beautiful works were from Spanish silversmiths.


They were famous because of their design and aesthetic value based on their unique touch. The metals were well-known not because of their simplicity but the durability and presentable art.


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Metal has helped by influencing the work developed from other materials such as clay and wood. The metalworkers did their job from molten bronze after replacing it with the wax model. The work that was from the metal improved with more accessories that are decorative and through the crafting process. Most of the notable works included ornaments and clocks from gold and silver. Before then, the metal works were from bronze before moving to gold. They started in France and considered a perfected art. Over the years, the art of metal has improved and progressed. They are from the great works of using modern technology.


They are using plasma torches and CNS machines. The metal production is speedy hence a new era of art from metal. Metalwork has different crafts such as chasing, embossing, hammering, inlaying, gilding, and intersects.


There are different art types, such as goldsmithery, silversmithing, jewelry art, and iron smithing. All the metalworks have decorations by hammering, different parts from hammering and reconstructing using rivets or soldering. They are from copper and bronze, and the pieces joined copper rivets. Hammering and casting have evolved with time even though goldsmiths and metalworkers still use the hammer as the main instrument.

We do allow by appointment only to see our metal wall art at our showroom in Palm Springs, CA or you can view our metal wall art store here.

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