Ammonite (Cephalopod)


Ammonite (Cephalopod)

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Art casting | Patinated |Size 40 x 50

Ammonite (Cephalopod)

Stone witnesses of prehistory: At the time of the first flowering plants, As the life revolved around to its soaring, transformed marine organisms in vast lagoons into Jurassic , Nature created in art and stone witnesses of former communities.Their studies provided the basis of the evolution research. Our faithfulness to the original replicas renowned and unique fossils open up a deep insight into the life of the prehistoric world.

The very decorative, reminiscent of the outer shell of a snail shell must has these cephalopods name-Artihre Ammonite or Ammon Squirrel - named after the Egyptian gods Amun, ram horn. The species of the genus hybonotum Hybonoticeras (hump-horn) with the characteristic wide spiral is the index fossil for Solnhofen-Sizeion. Jura / Malm about 150 million years.

Original: Private collection, limestone.

Realistic reproduction in stone mass, patinated. Size 40 x 50

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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.

An art work that is cut in from a stone or wooden surface, not modeled in the round.

According to the degree of projection one can distinguish between low-relief or bas-relief and high relief. The sunk relief is a common form of reliefs in Ancient Egypt, where the depicted scenes were cut into the stone or wood surface.

Among the most famous reliefs are the works of the Florentine master Lorenzo Ghiberti. He created, among others, the bronze doors of the Florence Baptistery, called by Michelangelo the "Gates of Paradise".

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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Bronze casting
Lost-wax casting technique