Sculpture "Rebecca" (1976), artificial stone

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Limited, 499 pieces | Numbers | Signed | Museum-replica | Art castings | Handmade | Height 37 cm

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Sculpture "Rebecca" (1976), artificial stone

Doctorate in physics Gunther Christlein dominated ancient as modern issues; his sculptures are characterized by a special, natural dynamics. The youthful "Rebecca" is fully shaped modeled from clay by Christlein.

Sculpture. Signed and numbered. World limited edition 499 pieces . Polymeric Ars Mundi museum replica. Following the original factory model with terracotta-coloured surface hand cast. Height 37 cm.

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Günter Christlein, inherently a physicist with a PhD, began his career as a sculptor after studying sculpture at the University of Munich.
Since the early sixties he modeled sculptures of great sensual physicality and erotic charisma. Expression and body language of his female figures are always full of atmosphere and are aimed at a very specific form of sensual beauty and erotic appeal. He deliberately made his sculptures incomplete, but let them, so to speak, grow out of the modeling clay. He creates the contrast that appeal to the viewer in its feeling for forms, senses, mind and subconscious.

Collective term for all casting processes that ars mundi carries out with the help of specialized art foundries.

Cast stone
Equivalent of artificial marble, with the difference that the substitute stone in powder form is used instead of marble powder.

Cold cast bronze
Bronze powder bound by a polymer. By special polishing and patination techniques the surface of the casting gets a look that corresponds to the bronze.

ARA wooden copy
In order to guarantee absolute fidelity to the original, an artificially manufactured imitation wood is used as a base material which has typical wood characteristics: density, workability, color and surface structure.

Ceramic casting
As a rule castable clay is used in ceramic casting, which then is fired and possibly glazed. Plaster molds are often used instead of the usual rubber molds in ceramic casting and in porcelain production.

Bronze casting
In this case, the thousand-year-old lost-wax technique is used. It's the best, but also the most complex method of producing sculptures.

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Bronze casting
Lost-wax casting technique

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.