Jürgen Götze:
Sculptures pair "bull and bear", bronze edition


Jürgen Götze:
Sculptures pair "bull and bear", bronze edition


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Ars Mundi Exclusive Edition | Limited, 199 pieces | Numbers | Signed | Bronze + Stone | Polished | Bulle: size 13 x 11.5 x 6.5 cm (W / H / D) | Bear: 10.5 x 8 x 6 cm (W / H / D) | Flagstone: size 33 x 1 x 10 cm (W / H / D)


Jürgen Götze: Sculptures pair "bull and bear", bronze edition

The poet Don José de la Vega is thanks to them that bull and bear are symbols of the 1688 trading floors. The Coburg sculptor Jurgen Gotze, the figure sculpture inclined to the subject bull and bear adopted. The result are two material variations that impress by extremely clean lines. The figures are not connected to the black stone cast iron plate and can be arrange as desired. The plate also has a storage recess for a pin or even a cigar. Ars Mundi Exclusive Edition.

Edition in fine bronze. Lost - wax - castand polished. Bulle: 13 x 11.5 x 6.5 cm (W / H / D). Bear: 10.5 x 8 x 6 cm (W / H / D). Flagstone: 33 x 1 x 10 cm (W / H / D). Limited edition 199 pieces, numbered and signed.

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* 1964, porcelain designer and "Sculptor"

The sculptor Jürgen Götze, born 1964 in Coburg, known rather than "Sculpteur" is because as a sculptor. He was Modeller at one of the leading porcelain manufactories of in Germany for 15 years. In addition numerous works created according to his own design, inspired by studies of Expressionism and Art Nouveau.

Since 1999, Idol works as a freelancer in his own workshop in Moggenbrunn. In the series "Fascination with art", the Bavarian television reported in April 2006 from the Studio of the artist. Jurgen Gotze exhibits his works at home and abroad, including 2013 at the ART Innsbruck.

The special care of the artist is the figurative sculpture. His works inspired by the exploration of natural forms are characterized by an emphasis on lightfooted forms in clear line language.

The female nude, which met the artist in the field of tension between abstraction and eroticism, is a "Royal discipline" for sculptors. Numerous are the predecessors from antiquity to the present. A major challenge is to edit the theme in your own style. Jurgen Gotze adopts them; on the one hand it is the tradition, but he focuses on expressions of modernism, that have shaped him as an artist. The result is an expressive representation of modern, self-confident women.

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.

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