Amedeo Modigliani:
"Tête", 1911-12


Amedeo Modigliani:
"Tête", 1911-12

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Artistic metallic castings | Handpainted | Height 15.5 cm

Amedeo Modigliani: "Tête", 1911-12

He was a "Bohemian" par excellence. Modigliani knew no bounds and no boundaries and cared little for common doctrines. Thus he found his own unique, distinctive style, which today still acts as modern as 90 years ago. Figure hand-painted, porcelain-like resin casting. Height 15.5 cm.

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The Italian painter and sculptor (1884-1920) had two motives in the Centre of his work: the portrait and the nude. With his distinctive length and stylized language of form produced a melancholy and lyrical mood. The soft is seemingly never-ending body shape of nudes female get her volume through a delicate powdery colour.

A sculptural work in 1909 led Modigliani to dealing with African sculptures, who style had influence on his style. However, his works are arrange to the avant-garde art movements of the 20th century. Fauvism and Cubism were more than formal and technical suggestions for Modigliani. He belonged to the triad of Jewish artists in Paris Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine, which is clearly apparent to new styles. They articulated the world of sensations, which become feeling carriers the show and as main image understands the psychological moment in works.

In his portraits wants to make clear the nature of the. So numerous portraits of his friends, poets and artists emerged from the circle of Parisian intellectuals. The legacy of the Florentine Sienese painting lives on in the warm and yellow tones order of colours. As well as faces, the design of the painter combines charm with melancholy.

The portraits and nudes, which were added as landscapes only in the last two years of life, shown high sensitivity of the artist. The tragedy of his life ailing health worse by alcohol and drug and he died at 35 years.

Sculptural representation of person's head and shoulders.

Collective term for all casting processes that ars mundi carries out with the help of specialized art foundries.

Cast stone
Equivalent of artificial marble, with the difference that the substitute stone in powder form is used instead of marble powder.

Cold cast bronze
Bronze powder bound by a polymer. By special polishing and patination techniques the surface of the casting gets a look that corresponds to the bronze.

ARA wooden copy
In order to guarantee absolute fidelity to the original, an artificially manufactured imitation wood is used as a base material which has typical wood characteristics: density, workability, color and surface structure.

Ceramic casting
As a rule castable clay is used in ceramic casting, which then is fired and possibly glazed. Plaster molds are often used instead of the usual rubber molds in ceramic casting and in porcelain production.

Bronze casting
In this case, the thousand-year-old lost-wax technique is used. It's the best, but also the most complex method of producing sculptures.

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Bronze casting
Lost-wax casting technique

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.

The mold is usually taken directly from the original, so that the replica reproduces even the finest details. After casting the replica, using the most appropriate method, the surface is polished, patinated, gilded or painted according to the original.

A replica of ars mundi is a recognizable image of the original.