Eduardo Arroyo:
Sculpture "Carmen Amaya", bronze


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Limited, 28 pieces | Numbered | Signed | Bronze | Multicoloured patinated | Height: 67 cm | Weight: 24 kg

Eduardo Arroyo: Sculpture "Carmen Amaya", bronze

The sculpture Carmen Amaya is a typical example of the imaginative design of the artist. He selects two corresponding tiles, "a monk and a nun", and an angle iron to create from it a portrait of a Spanish symbolic figure, the flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya. Fascinating how the shape gets into swing and spirited liveliness conveyed. Added to this is the appeal of the material alienation. Because the tiles were molded in wax, cast in solid bronze and patinated to closing polychrome. The Weight: of the compact sculpture 24 kilogram is our archaic preference contrary to gravity, solidity and durability.

Sculpture in bronze. cast lost wax at Venturi in Bologna, multicoloured patinated , mounted on bronze base. Height: 67 cm. Weight: 24 kg. Edition: 28 numbered pieces, signed.

Take the opportunity to acquire one of the last pieces of this extraordinary sculpture.

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The Spanish artist Eduardo Arroyo, born in 1937, is considered to be the most important representative of the engaged realism. When he was 21 year old, he immigrated to Paris.

In opposition to the dominant abstract art he preferred objective narrative presentation. His work characterized by figuration tell humorous stories about money, dance, philosophers and women. The transformation of the everyday life in the artistic world, the strong situation pictures are the insinuation of independent and unconventional way of representation characterize the works of artists. Arroyo managed to bind the eye-catching sensual representation technique with subtle artistry.

He began to create sculptures very early. Arroyo binds ready-made familiar objects, such as roof tiles or pieces of iron and connects them in a new and unusual way.

Arroyo who also is an author of a book about the boxer Al Brown, and as the book author and artist took part in its publishing, he received the Great National prize for painting in Spain in 1983.

Numerous exhibitions, for example in the Pompidou Center in Paris and in Guggenheim Museum in New York, made the artist famous.

Works in open ownership:

Centre Georges Pompidou, París

Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Bilbao

Caixa Galicia Foundation, Vigo, Spanien

Fundació Suñol, Barcelona

Lille Metropole Museé d‘Art Moderne, Villeneuve-d’Ascq

Museo Patio Herreriano de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

Serralves Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal

Directions of contemporary art, in which objects are exhibited as themselves and used for artistic composition.

Object art was a means of expression of Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism, and in the course of their development to the present day had spawned various presentation techniques.

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.

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.


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