The easel sculpture, unlike the monumental one, does not depend on the architectural space. Often an easel sculpture, its size is close to natural dimensions. Such sculptures are designed to be created from close space. Easel sculpture masterpieces are mostly preserved in museums and various private collections. Easel sculpture is also often found on the streets. It can be a portrait, a bust, a torso or a figure. This type of sculpture primarily conveys the character of a particular theme.
The multi-figure composition of easel sculptures can depict any historical or modern scene according to different genres. Easel sculpture can be of different genres.
The animalistic genre involves the depiction of animals. Such statues are often erected in parks or squares. Public recreation areas and it serves to beautify the existing space.
An easel sculpture can be of the idealistic genre, when the author tries to convey any feeling in allegorical ways, for example, kindness, or the past-future. The artist tries to convey feelings through various hints.
The sculpture of the portrait genre conveys the real look of various historical figures. In the past, when there were no photographic technologies, various scanning tools, sculptors and painters depicted kings, nobles, philosophers or other deserving important people to give descendants an idea of the real faces of their ancestors.
This type of sculpture, in different eras, was especially popular among the nobility.
The historical genre depicts different historical scenes using single or multi-figure compositions. Which depicts a scene of battle, victory, celebration and more. Sculptor Focuses on costumes and other decorative elements, highlighting the characterization of the era conveyed by the author.
The mythological genre involves the depiction of mythological characters from different cultures and their stories and scenes with their direct participation. At this time it is important for the sculptor to convey the identity of the mythological characters using various distinguishing elements. Poseidon, for example, holds the well-known samovar. Sirenosis shows tail , etc.