Porcelain Painting "Frederick II."


Porcelain Painting "Frederick II."


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Porcelain | Handmade| Finely polished| Passe-partout |Raman wood frame | Size 10 x 11 cm


Porcelain Painting "Frederick II."

The founder of the epoch - the "Old Fritz": while Frederick the Great secured the European supremacy in Prussia, the progressive regent represented the ideal of enlightened absolutism in inner politics. As a long-term supporter of art, architecture and science Frederick the Great is the constructor of the famous Castle including Sanssouci in Potsdam.

Porcelain figure "Friedrick II.": shape cast and calcined relief from the Thuringia biscuit porcelain. Finely hand polished and mounted on a black passe-partout. Handmade Framing of Raman wood veneered poplar burl. Size 10 x 11 cm.

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The term for the art movements that refer to ancient, mostly Greek models.

According to the current understanding, classicism is the epoch between 1750 and 1840 when the late Baroque was gradually replaced by the classically-orientated art. The great explorations of Greek art and architecture at that time awakened a true enthusiasm for antique models. The Glyptothek in Munich, the Panthéon in Paris, The New Guard House (Neue Wache) and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin are just a few examples of the revived classical style.

IThe leaders of the statuary art were such artists as Antonio Canova, Bertel Thorvaldsen, in Germany Johann Gottfried Schadow and Christian Daniel Rauch.

In painting, the outstanding representatives of this style are Jaques-Louis David or J.A.D. Ingres.

Ceramic product made from kaolin, quartz and feldspar.

Porcelain is formed by turning or pressing. Figural representations are cast. Complex molds have to be cast in sections and then "applied". After molding, the pieces are dried and "burnt" at about 900 °C. After that, the glaze is applied and fired at temperatures between 1,240 °C and 1,445 °C. In major manufactures, the porcelain is painted by hand with each color separately and has to be burned in compliance with narrow temperature tolerances.

The porcelain was invented in China and became widespread in Europe in the 16th century. The first European porcelain factory was founded in Meissen in 1710.

Other famous European porcelain factories are Fürstenberg, Höchst, Schwarzburger Werkstätten, Lladró, Nymphenburg, KPM, Augarten, Sèvres, Limoges, Royal Copenhagen, Worcester. Individual factories label their products with the porcelain brands that serve to identify their origin.

Related links:
Schwarzburg Workshops of the Porcelain Art