Decorative Arms at the Nevada Museum of Art

The artistry of embellishing firearms is one of the most challenging of all artistic endeavors, with a rich history that reaches back to the Medieval and Renaissance eras. The design process involves collaboration among sculptors of steel and wood, goldsmiths, silversmiths and engravers. These talented artisans create mythological, hunting and wildlife scenes that are framed and enhanced by ornamental designs on what have been described as “miniature canvases.” |


Author: Rich