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Bernhard Jäger: Sculpture "sting Man" bronze

Bernhard Jäger:
Sculpture "sting Man" bronze

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Limited, 99 pieces | Numbered | Signed | Bronze | Patinated | Polished | Size: 17 x 23,5 x 3 cm (W / H / D) | Plinth 11.5 x 4 cm | Weight: approx 0.9 kg

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Bernhard Jäger: Sculpture "sting Man" bronze

Bernhard Jager selects the shape of the head Fuesslers, a reduced view of the human picture. The artist focuses entirely on the face of the character: large spiral-shaped eyes, a wide smiling mouth and a nose that keck juts out into the space and gives it a three-dimensional figure. The spiky hairstyle is particularly impressive. All around: a sculpture full of wit and charm. Sculpture in bronze. patinated, partially polished, cast lost wax " Fritz Albrecht Altrandsberg." Size: 17 x 23.5 x 3 cm (W / H / D) on a plinth 11.5 x 4 cm. Weight: approx. 0.9 kg.

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German painter, printmaker, sculptor

Born in 1935 in Munich. 1957-1960 studies at the Academy of Design in Offenbach am Main. Since 1985 he heads the night school of the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Bernhard Jäger is a member of the Darmstadt Secession. Numerous exhibitions have made known his work. In 1998 he won the Price of Heitland Foundation. Works in public collections (selection): Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Rose Art Museum, Brunswick; San Francisco Museum of Art; Kunsthalle Nurnberg; Klingspor Museum, Offenbach

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.