Honoré Daumier:
Caricature "The family doctor", art casting, handpainted

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Art casting | Handmade | Handpainted | Size: 9 x 13.5 x 9 cm (H / W / D)

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Honoré Daumier: Caricature "The family doctor", art casting, handpainted

Honoré Daumier's character figure in third dimension. According to "Légataire universel, Macaire, Caricaturama 62", published in "Le charivari" 1837. Porcelain resin-art casting, handmade and painted. Size: 9 x 13.5 x 9 cm.

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Honoré Daumier (1808-1879) was the greatest France cartoonist. Humorously, he portrayed the politically disproportioned and narrow-minded middle class of Paris. For the social-satire daily paper ʺLe Charivari”, he drew thousands of lithographs. The political censure followed him for his entire life. For publishing his caricatures of the Citizen King” Louis-Philipe in 1830, he was even sentenced to six month in prison.

Only after the 1848 revolution, he was allowed for a short time to aim his satirical arrows to politics. That time, he created the immortal characters ʺRobert Macaire” and ʺPatapoil”.

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.

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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