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Sepp Mastaller: Sculpture "The Chess Player", Bronze

Sepp Mastaller:
Sculpture "The Chess Player", Bronze

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Limited, 199 pieces | Numbered | Signed | Hallmarked| Bronze + stone | Handmade| Patinated | Size 34.5 x 14 x 7.5 cm

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Sepp Mastaller: Sculpture "The Chess Player", Bronze

These expressive sculpture is an excellent example of fine power of observation. In 1968, the author earned the art prize of the city of Augsburg.

Sculpture in fine bronze, hand cast lost wax. Handmade patina. Limited world edition 199 pieces, individually numbered and artist's signature and hallmark of the foundry. Size incl. sandstone plinth 34.5 x 14 x 7.5 cm.

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Sepp MastallerIn his artistic work, Sepp Mastaller was decisively by the German Expressionists, especially by Ernst Barlach. Mastaller works combines unity and targeted abstraction with intellectual expression and collective energy. Like the artists of the "Bridge" he exhibited the longing for the original, simple and unspent at the centre of his creative work.

Sepp Mastaller belongs to those artists who have created a wide sphere without journalistic activity in long-time being. More than 50 wells, architectural sculptures in public spaces, portraits and an exemplary sculptural work documenting the importance of the humble artist. He officially Art awarded in 1968 by the city of Augsburg.

An alloy of copper with other metals (especially with tin) used since ancient times.

Bronze casting:

When casting bronze, artist usually applies the lost-wax technique which is dating back more than 5000 years. It's the best, but also the most complex method of producing sculptures.

Sculpture "The Book Reader" by Ernst Barlachs is shown here as an example:

Ernst Barlach: Sculpture 'The book reader'

Ernst Barlach 'The Book Reader' - Lost Wax Casting Technique Part 1

First, the artist forms a model of his sculpture. It is embedded in a liquid silicone rubber composition. Once the material has solidified, the model is cut out. The liquid wax is poured in the negative mould. After cooling down, the wax casting is removed from the mould, provided with sprues and dipped into ceramic mass. The ceramic mass is hardened in a kiln, and the wax flows out (lost mould).

Ernst Barlach 'The Book Reader' - Lost Wax Casting Technique Part 2Now we finally have the negative form, into which the 1400 ° C hot molten bronze is poured. After the bronze had cooled down, the ceramic shell is broken off and the sculpture comes to light.

Ernst Barlach 'The Book Reader' - Lost Wax Casting Technique Part 3Now the sprues are removed, the surfaces are polished, patinated and numbered by the artist himself or, to his specifications, by a specialist. Thus, each casting becomes an original work

For lower-grade bronze castings, the sand casting method is often used which, however, does not achieve the results of more complex lost wax technique in terms of surface characteristics and quality.

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Sand casting

A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.

While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, for bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually it is made of clay or other easily shaped materials.

The prime time of sculpture after the Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Also the contemporary artists, such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz enriched the sculpture with outstanding works.

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