Johann Gottfried Schadow:
Sculpture "Luise and Friederike" (original size), artificial marble

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Johann Gottfried Schadow:
Sculpture "Luise and Friederike" (original size), artificial marble

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Museum replica | Artificial marble | Original size | Height 55 cm | Base 28.5 x 19 x 3.5 cm | Weight ca. 15 kg

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Johann Gottfried Schadow: Sculpture "Luise and Friederike" (original size), artificial marble

In 1793, an unusual double wedding took place. The 18-year old princess Luise von Mecklenburg-Strelitz married the Prussian crown prince, Friedrich Wilhelm III., and the 16-year old Friederike married his younger brother Louis. This determined Joh. Gottfried Schadow to create this dainty sculpture of the two sisters. The marble group of the Prussian princesses, the first life-sized double image of classicism, is the most graceful example of the classical-ideal and, in the same time, realistic style of Schadow, which was pointing the way for the 19th century. Original: State Museum Berlin – Prussian Cultural Heritage, Nationalgalerie.

Polymer ars mundi museum replica, cast by hand. Edition in original size. Height 55 cm. Base Format: 28.5 x 19 x 3.5 cm. Weight ca. 15 kg.

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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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