Johann Gottfried Schadow:
Art casting bust "King Frederick II."

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Johann Gottfried Schadow:
Art casting bust "King Frederick II."

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Museum-replica |Art casting | Total height: 37 cm

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Johann Gottfried Schadow: Art casting bust "King Frederick II."

Even during his lifetime he became a legend. The name of Frederick the Great is representative of an enlightened Prussia. Heroic steadfastness one hand and artistic subtlety other hand, a well-known attributes of friederizianischen era, this fascinating era of German history. With the help of a grown to 180,000 men by the end of his tenure army secured Friedrich II. The European supremacy of Prussia. Domestically, representing the Regent advanced the ideal of enlightened absolutism. As farsighted patron of the arts, architecture and science Frederick the Great, among others the construction of the famous castle Sanssouci in potsdam owe.

This royal portrait is one of the most precious treasures of European art. Joh. Gottfried Schadow shows Frederick the Great in typical pose with skeptical watchful face and slightly to the side bowed head.

Original: Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam. Marble.

Polymeric Ars Mundi museum replica, hand cast. Height incl. Base 37 cm.

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Johann Gottfried Schadow (1764-1850) was the most important German sculptor of the Napoleonic era. Trained in the Royal workshop and he became in 1788 the court sculptor workshop and "Director of all sculptures". To the classical Ideal increasingly joined Schadow in realistic, national and individual traits. His style was classically perfect and lifelike for the 19th century.

His art combines a natural sensuality dilating from the Rococo and grace with a great realism. His double statue of Princesses Louise and Friederike von Preussen in marble, is the first life-size double statue of classicism and set standards for the Memorial sculpture of the 19th century. He created the famous Quadriga atop the Brandenburg Gate in copper seamless because the bronze casting technology for large objects could not still find application. In the restoration period, Schadow found realistic classicism of fewer clients and was ousted in 1820 by the official and representative emphasized art of his disciple Caspar Daniel Rauch.

Until his death, Schadow worked as Director of the Berlin Academy and practiced from great influence through his writings.

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