Alfred Haberl:
Sculpture "Girl on Ball" in bronze


Alfred Haberl:
Sculpture "Girl on Ball" in bronze

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Limited, 99 pieces | Numbered | Signed | Bronze | Handmade | Hand patinated | Size 12.5 x 27 x 17 (W / H / T)

Alfred Haberl: Sculpture "Girl on Ball" in bronze

Fascinated by the decorative small sculpture of the Art Deco sculptor created this work of great artistic elegance. Haberl combines the geometric shape of the ball and its decoration made of straight horizontal and vertical lines with a slim nymph stick girl figure who seems to have its roots in the Art Nouveau style, in their attire but has Egyptian style elements. The tender girl body is by the almost fragile grace a Lalique glass vase- but the voluminous ball gives her the necessary soil heavy. The girl's upright posture, her side-arms and legs draped over the cloth along with the ball, a pyramid-like structure formed. The slightly tightened knee takes composing the severity and allows the viewer more directly feel the girlish charm.

Limited total circulation in 2 versions. Size 12.5 x 27 x 17 (W / H / T). Edition in fine bronze. Hand-poured in the lost wax process, Hand patinated . Edition of 99 pieces, numbered and signed.

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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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