Markus Lüpertz:
Sculpture "Dithyrambe" (1993), bronze

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Limited, 998 Copies | Numbered | Signed | Bronze | Handmade | Patinated | Hand Painted | Polished | Format of the Total Sculpture 35 x 16 x 14 cm | Weight 12.3 kg

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Markus Lüpertz: Sculpture "Dithyrambe" (1993), bronze

Two-piece sculpture in fine bronze, casted with the "lost-form-method". Limited edition, 998 exemplars with Arabic numerals. Patinated by hand and painted after the artist's requirements. The cut surfaces are polished and show the artist's signature. Format of the total sculpture 35 x 16 x 14 cm, weight 12,3 kg.

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Markus LüpertzMarkus Lüpertz, born in 1941 in Reichenberg in Bohemia, is known as an eccentric painter prince. However, he reap the international recognition for his artistic production. In his extensive oeuvre, representational and abstract work. Emerged "dithyrambic" works whose stylistic features are especially pathos, theatricality and classicizing components In the 60s and 70s. Especially in the 80s, Lüpertz paraphrases works of the Classicist Nicolas Poussin. Again you can make a new plant section in the 90s. The Bible and legends are now not only paintings but also in the sculpture on the subject. Again a new work section, you can make up in the 90s. The Bible and legends are now not only in paintings but also in sculpture on the subject. Here he is concerned with basic human emotions such as loneliness or failure. Markus Lüpertz demands its place in the world with a few words: "There is no remedy for me, I am like the rain I will bring you the flowers to bloom, the earth to breathe, and the world in you to find tolerable. Rejoice, for I have the fear you take heed to yourselves before my pictures depends on you from turning with the face to the wall but I ask you, let me live." After studying art in Krefeld and Dusseldorf 1956-61 he moved to Berlin. With his figurative painting, he is ranked among the "Jungen Wilden", which replaced the abstract informally in the 60s. So his motives often reduce individual items that it sets monumental in Scene. Markus Luepertz taught at the State Academy of Art in Dusseldorf. As its rector from 1988 to 2009 he was succeeded by Joseph Beuys. The artist lives and works in Berlin, Dusseldorf and Karlsruhe. His works can be found worldwide in many leading collections and museums of modern art again. The works of Markus Lüpertz are wanted and usually sell out quickly. He has excellent prospects for dynamic performance.

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

Designation for an art object (sculpture, installation), which is produced according to the will of the artist in multiple copies in a limited and numbered edition.

Artist's multiple contributed to "democratization" of art as the work was made available and affordable for a wider audience.

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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