Johann Robert Korn: Sculpture "Chimpanzee" (1896), version in cast stone, bronzed

Johann Robert Korn:
Sculpture "Chimpanzee" (1896), version in cast stone, bronzed


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Ars Mundi exclusive edition | Limited, 499 exemplars | Serially numbered | Signed | Certificate | Edition in cast stone, bronzed | Format: 28 x 34 x 24.5 cm (W/H/D) | Weight 14 kg

Johann Robert Korn: Sculpture "Chimpanzee" (1896), version in cast stone, bronzed

Natural spectacle in world-class format: Johann Robert Korn´s "Chimpanzee".

Korn combines the accurate zoological view by subtle hinting and an important scientific issue of his time – Darwinism – giving the chimpanzee an almost human-meditative face expression. Here, as in his numerous later works, the artist shows that his animal representations are marked by a deep respect for creation.

Edition in cast stone with bronzed surface. Limited series of 499 exemplars, serially numbered and signed. With certificate. Format: 28 x 34 x 24.5 cm (W/H/D), Weight 14 kg.

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Barely 17 years old, came in 1890, born in Thuringia Bad Salzungen-Johann Robert Korn to Berlin. He was already a trained sculptor; in Berlin he continued his studies, first at the School of Applied Arts (1890-1893), then at the Academy of Fine Arts (1894- 1895).

His great talent was recognized early, already at the turn of the century he was represented at major exhibitions. Berlin remained his artistic focus. Nearly a quarter of a century - from 1897 to 1920 - he exhibited regularly at the Great Berlin Art Exhibition, and here is his award-winning work can still be found in the public domain today (and known to many who perhaps never heard his name): The Adler figures at Hohenzollernplatz Metro Station (1913), and various representations of animals in the zoo (about the Rehgruppe at antelope house of 1910) come from his studio. However, that grain knew to shine even in the small sculpture, showing his chimpanzee - an early work from the year 1896.

Graphic or sculpture edition that was initiated by ars mundi and is available only at ars mundi or at distribution partner licensed by ars mundi.

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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