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Meta Morfosi: Sculpture "Seated Female Nude"

Meta Morfosi:
Sculpture "Seated Female Nude"

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ars mundi Special Edition | Limited, 99 Copies | Bronze + Diabase | Handmade | Patinated | Polished | Format 10.5 x 30 x 10.5 cm

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Meta Morfosi: Sculpture "Seated Female Nude"

The sculpture depicts a female of natural beauty. Curved twist of the tiptoes on the right foot to the position of the head gives the sculpture tension. (The girl neither poses nor offers her unclothed body but she is surprised by the gaze of the beholder.) Having caught the eyes resting on her she might have realized for the first time that she is no longer a girl but a woman. Format 10.5 x 30 x 10.5 cm including base. Base 10.5 x 3 x 10.5 cm. ars mundi special edition in bronze, hand cast using the lost-wax technique. Partially patinated and polished. Black diabase base. Limited edition of 99 copies (total circulation: 298 copies).

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Meta Morfosi, unmistakably a school Italian artists, creates "photographs of the senses in bronze and marble". The Physicality is only seemingly in the foreground. In fact, Morfosi goes to perpetuate those irretrievable ascendancy the emotion. He achieves this with unparalleled realism, technical brilliance and empathy.

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

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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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