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Siegfried Neuenhausen: Sculpture "Man with Hoop - Noli me tangere!", Bronze
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    Siegfried Neuenhausen:
    Sculpture "Man with Hoop - Noli me tangere!", Bronze

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    Limited, 199 Copies | Numbered | Signed | Bronze | Handmade | Format 15.5 x 14 x 24.5 cm

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    Siegfried Neuenhausen: Sculpture "Man with Hoop - Noli me tangere!", Bronze

    The hoop, symbol of mobility, seems to describe here rather a distance that the person wants to keep from their surroundings.
    Signed and numbered. Limited edition of 498 copies worldwide. Format 15.5 x 14 x 24.5 cm. Edition in fine bronze, cast by hand using the lost-wax technique. Limited edition of 199 copies.

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    The sculptor, painter and printmaker Siegfried Neuenhausen (* 1931) studied philosophy and painting. In addition to his exhibition, he was visiting professors in the United States and Indonesia. Since the 1970s, he is involved in social projects. He received 1st class Merit of the Federal Cross.

    He articulated his own form of social critique in his sculptures but never completely and with a fine irony. It leaves space for interpretations and projections.

    Because these small format-sculptures can participate in the life, fits in any place and always are object of contemplation, of haptic and of conversation. It is a high quality of and Neuenhausens "thumbnail still images” are not one-dimensional, impose no "vision" to the viewer, but rather remain open for their own interpretations and projections. The question arises, who protect the boundaries that surround his sculptures, the environment from the people or the people for the environment.

    The artist designed situations without humorous, which he has won through the accurate observation of people and their behaviour in everyday life the type of "man", in his work we always meet again, wears a coat and hat.

    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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