Hans-Peter Mader:
Sculpture "Bull", bronze


Hans-Peter Mader:
Sculpture "Bull", bronze


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Limited 199 pieces | Numbered | Signed | Hallmarked | Bronze | Patinated | Polished | Size: 19 x 35 x 14 cm (H / W / D) | Weight: 3.7 kg


Hans-Peter Mader: Sculpture "Bull", bronze

Force and passion: Marten Bull

Since Hans-Peter Mader had attended a bullfight in Madrid, he become fascinated by the bull's force and passion; for three years, Mader had formed bulls in bronze, and in each time he alienates the bull, who reminds " from the appearance more of a ' boring cow with horns ', to a dynamic force package. "

His bull United the nimble ease and the dynamic force of the original, he is simultaneously image and analytical study of the spatial metric of his physique.

Bronze edition. Lost-wax casting, hand patinated and polished . Limited edition 199 pieces. Numbered, signed and hallmarked with the foundry Stempel. Size: 19 x 35 x 14 cm (H / W / D). Weight: 3.7kg.

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Hans-Peter Mader is creatively active in many artistic fields.

He studied architect and focused after his successful completion at the College of Architecture and Construction in Weimar on the artistic side of the compartment: He attended first as an assistant and seminar leader in the corresponding area of his university in his turn for the artistic basic training of the following generation of students. At the same time he studied even further: sculpture and ceramics at the Art Academy Berlin Weissensee. Since 1989, Mader was a freelance ceramist and sculptor.

The artist was not only as an architect and potters, but also as a restorer and landscape architect, it seems to irritate him, which is always somehow creatively to form. The focus however is the plastic sculptures, which already were presented nationally and internationally in more than 150 exhibitions created in Marten Atelier in the Thuringian Hohenfelden near Weimar.

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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