Alain Choisnet:
Sculpture "Lisa", bronze edition


Alain Choisnet:
Sculpture "Lisa", bronze edition

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Ars Mundi exclusive edition | Limited 199 pieces | Numbered | Signed | Bronze edition | Patinated | Polished | Size 19.5 x 41.5 x 17 cm (W / H / D) | Weight 5.2 kg

Alain Choisnet: Sculpture "Lisa", bronze edition

Lisa - a secular goddess of beauty.

The classic pieces of the French sculptor Alain Choisnet who was born 1962 in Brittany have certain justification:It is clear that the sculptor follow the classical aesthetics of antiquity in his work, per example he homage the femininity in his sculpture “Lisa”, she downright appear as goddess of beauty.

Nevertheless, is no less obvious that is "Lisa" is an utterly modern woman. And so Choisnet aims not only to craft perfectly executed realism and subtle sensuality, his "Lisa" at the same time exudes calm and serenity that characterizes his protagonist as a strong, confident personality.

Edition in fine bronze. sculpture, cast in the lost wax, Hand patinated and polished. Limited edition 199 pieces, numbered and signed. Size 19 x 41.5 x 17 cm (B/H/T). Weight 5.2 kg . Ars Mundi exclusive edition.

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Alain Choisnet lives and works near Paris and fascinates large audiences in numerous international exhibitions with his sensuous sculptures.

To call the works of a French sculptor Alain Choisnet, born in Brittany in 1962, classic, there is some justification: in his works, he undoubtedly orients himself towards the classical aesthetics of antiquity.

Designation for an art object (sculpture, installation), which is produced according to the will of the artist in multiple copies in a limited and numbered edition.

Artist's multiple contributed to "democratization" of art as the work was made available and affordable for a wider audience.

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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