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Metal Tooling

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on 26 February 2014

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Transcript of Metal Tooling

Metal Tooling
Incan Metal Tooling
Metal tooling is a centuries-old art in which a soft metal is worked with stylus (pencil) on both sides to create depth using raised and receding shapes.
Embossing:
Carve or mold a design on (a surface) so that it stands out in relief.
Repousse:
Metal working technique in which a malleable metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side.
Reminder:
Aluminum metal can not be reworked/erased once a mark has been made.
You must keep a stack of newspaper or magazines under your metal at all times. :)
The Inca made beautiful objects of gold, silver, copper, and bronze.
The metal works of the Incas were perhaps the most advanced in America.
Gold and silver were common themes throughout the palaces of Incan emperors. It was said that the walls and thrones were covered with gold and that the emperor dined on gold and silver service. These golden plated services would often be inlaid with llamas, butterflies or other creatures.
The Inca Empire contained a lot of precious metals, the Incans did not value their metal as much as fine cloth.
Copper, tin, gold, and silver were all obtained from mines or washed from the river gravels.
Project Requirements
Center section needs to have two types of embossing designs.
Second section needs to have a rotational pattern.
Third section needs to have two types of embossing designs.
Embossing Techniques
Stippling
Basket weaving
Thick lines
Skinny lines
Shapes
An artist who took his love for Art and metalwork and turned it into a career.
Rotation
"Rotation" means turning around a center:
The distance from the center to any point on the shape stays the same.
Reflection
Flipping the image...
The reflection has the same size as the original image
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The central line is called the Mirror Line ...
Translation
In Geometry, "Translation" simply means Moving.
... without rotating, resizing or anything else, just moving.
Metalwork was a particular skill of the Aztecs.
Unfortunately, as with most other artifacts, these objects were melted down for currency, and so very few examples survive of the Aztecs' fine metalworking skills in gold and silver. Smaller items have been discovered, amongst them gold labrets (lip piercings), pendants, rings, earrings and necklaces in gold representing everything from eagles to tortoise shells to gods, which are testimony to the skills in lost-wax casting and filigree work of the finest artisans or tolteca.


Aztec Art
The ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica developed complex calendar systems based on overlapping cycles of time. The Aztec Calendar Stone is a symbolic portrayal of the four disasters that led to the demise of the four prior Universes in Aztec cosmology. It also contains a hieroglyphic and pictographic layout of how the Aztecs measured time. The stone has both mythological and astronomical significance.
Rotation
"Rotation" means turning around a center:
The distance from the center to any point on the shape stays the same.
Aztecs dominated Mesoamerica from Mexico and Guatemala to the territories of Salvador and Honduras for nearly 100 years.
This empire consisted of the native speaking people known as the Nahuatl-speakers and those of the Culhua-Mexico.

http://www.history.com/topics/aztecs
Despite the idea in the popular mind of Aztecs being savages, they were a very artistic people. Aztecs were into pottery and sculpting and created many different artistic drawings as well. They designed art for their warriors that were then often applied as tattoo’s to honor them for their accomplishments; they also had a love for poetry.
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