M. C. Escher:
Sculpture ‘Fish’ (1938), hand-painted art casting

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Art casting | Handmade | Hand-painted | Format 16.5 x 19 cm

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M. C. Escher: Sculpture ‘Fish’ (1938), hand-painted art casting

The Dutch surrealist became world famous for his ‘impossible realities’. This work is based on Japanese woodcuts which Escher greatly admired. Sculpture made of hand-painted resin casting according to the original drawing template. Format 16.5 x 19 cm.

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MC Escher - master of the optical illusions.

The Dutch graphic artist was born on 06.17.1898 in the Frisian Leeuwarden. For him the graphical techniques such as woodcut and media lithography is an illusionist world.

The playful confusion of the senses of the viewer are the main objective of Escher's art. However, the absurdity of the arrangement is often evident at a very close look. So one discovers that he turns inside out and turned hell to darkness.

He united animals of contradictory elements in his paintings so, that the floating fish into a metamorphosis of the flying birds. Corridors, floors and staircases appear in an architectural constructions, which reveal their structural impossibility after the second look. The people appear as in a maze and in ways seems to be wrong up and down.

In his distinctive and touching way, he transform our thinking , our small certainties and our conventions for the whole world with its imagery, in question mark and thus give us back a piece of liveliness.

The masters of Illusion died on 27.3.1972 in Hilversum South of Amsterdam.

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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