Sepp Mastaller:
Sculpture "The Miracle of Bern", Bronze


Sepp Mastaller:
Sculpture "The Miracle of Bern", Bronze

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Ars Mundi exclusive edition| Limited, 199 pieces | Numbered | Signed | Hallmarked | Bronze + plinth | Handmade| Handpatinated | Size 18 x 24 x 11.5 cm (W/H/D) | Weight approx. 4 kg

Sepp Mastaller: Sculpture "The Miracle of Bern", Bronze

Winning the World Cup of 1954 was not only the most outstanding success, which was won by a German national team at a tournament, but also the signal for a unique national optimism. Started as absolute outsider and "Underdogs", Sepp Herberger and his "Boys" succeeded. At the same time, Germany again arrived in the international world community and again was recognized and respected. This glorious moment was the occasion to create this expressive, dynamic sculpture. It seems we almost hear the comment by Herbert Zimmermann: "Rahn should shoot. Rahn shoots. Hiiiiiit!... ."

Sculpture in fine bronze, hand cast lost wax. Handmade patina. Limited world edition 199 pieces,individually numbered and artist's signatureand hallmark of the foundry. Size incl. plinth 18 x 24 x 11.5 cm (WxHxD), Weight approx. 4 kg. Ars Mundi exclusive edition.

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In his artistic work, Sepp Mastaller was decisively by the German Expressionists, especially by Ernst Barlach. Mastaller works combines unity and targeted abstraction with intellectual expression and collective energy. Like the artists of the "Bridge" he exhibited the longing for the original, simple and unspent at the centre of his creative work.

Sepp Mastaller belongs to those artists who have created a wide sphere without journalistic activity in long-time being. More than 50 wells, architectural sculptures in public spaces, portraits and an exemplary sculptural work documenting the importance of the humble artist. He officially Art awarded in 1968 by the city of Augsburg.

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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