Johann Andreas Thelott: "Bacchus Basin"

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"Bacchus Basin"


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Brass | Shell gilt | Diameter: 48 cm | Hanging device

Johann Andreas Thelott: "Bacchus Basin"

Born in 1655 Johann Andreas Thelott was celebrated in the 18th century as one of the most famous Augsburg goldsmiths. This richly decorated basins with relief revolving representation of Bacchus festival and the medallion in the center showing the Sleeping Venus, at whose feet a winged Cupid sits. Original: Dresden State Art Collection, the Green Vault. Johann Andreas Thelott (1655-1734), Augsburg 1714. Shell gilded. Base brass. Diameter: 48 cm. Hanging device.

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Epochal term for the art of the 17th century. Baroque art style that emanated from Rome in 1600 permeated fine arts, literature and music practically all over Europe within a very short time and lasted until 1770 in the fine arts. The last phase is generally characterized by the rococo.

Characteristic features include: the pulsating movement of all forms, the abolition of boundaries between architecture, painting and sculpture, that resulted in typical for the era synthesis of the arts, and especially in specific handling of light, which became an important artistic component. The subordination of the part to the whole led to the emergence of a single and, at the same time, dynamic space, which comes into full effect in the magnificent buildings of its time.

The Baroque art, with its tendency towards greatness, magnificence and rushing abundance clearly reflects the desire for representation, which was a concern of secular and ecclesiastical, especially Catholic customers strengthened through Counter-Reformation of that time. In painting, characteristic features of the Baroque, are manifested in the altar and ceiling painting, history and portrait.

The area of the sculpture is typically represented by such artists as Anthony van Dyck, Peter Paul Rubens, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and others.

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The mold is usually taken directly from the original, so that the replica reproduces even the finest details. After casting the replica, using the most appropriate method, the surface is polished, patinated, gilded or painted according to the original.

A replica of ars mundi is a recognizable image of the original.


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