Johannes D. Zoller:
Sculpture ‘Father – Son’, bronze

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Limited, 700 copies | Numbered | Signed | Bronze | Handmade | Stamped | Patinated | Polished | Waxed | Expertise | Format 16 x 15 x 7 cm (W/H/D)

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Johannes D. Zoller: Sculpture ‘Father – Son’, bronze

In this interpersonal character scene Zoller shows the energy that binds us together: as the son wants to compete with his father in strength - both are joined with the inseparable ties._x000D_

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Sculpture in fine bronze, Limited edition of 700 copies, signed and numbered. Format 16 x 15 x 7 cm (W/H/D). This bronze sculpture is cast with the help of the sand casting method, stamped, patinated, polished and waxed. The object is supplied with the artist expertise.

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The refined scenes of the born Tubingers is characterized by curved lines and a good amount of humour. Strongly abstracted, he suggests the figure only in the concentration on the essential lines of the body.

Zoller received the training as a sculptor of the Erich-Kolbe Prize winner Manfred Wenzel. Since 1989, the artist presents his works at numerous exhibitions in Japan, France, New Zealand, Luxembourg and Germany.

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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