Klaus Dupont:
Object "Fu Dog" (Original/Unique)


Klaus Dupont:
Object "Fu Dog" (Original/Unique)


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Unique | Signed | Bronze | Agate | Pearls | Lapis lazuli | Gilded base | Format 24 x 12 x 8 cm (H/W/D) | Weight 0,5 kg


Klaus Dupont: Object "Fu Dog" (Original/Unique)

The unique Dupont sculptures are interpretations of the exhibits in the Treasury of Augustus the Strong, represented in the "Green Vault" in Dresden.

Sculpture from bronze, agate discs, amethyst and gold beads and a lace made of lapis lazuli. Leaf-gilt pedestal. Unique, signed. Format 24 x 12 x 8 cm (H / W / D). Weight 0.5 kg.

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Mountain crystals, corals, bronzes, antelope horns and nautilus shells - the opulent creations of Klaus Dupont remind of Baroque exhibits and fascinate with their wealth and exoticism.

The famous restorer and gilder like everything beautiful. His small studio resembles a treasury in which Dupont combines curiosity and antiquity into something new and impressive.

Ever since the German VOGUE reprinted one of his objects, interested people from all over the world have been tearing themselves away for the unique work. Dupont's works are featured in the most influential interior editions, like Elle Décoration, World of Interior, and Architectural Digest.

Directions of contemporary art, in which objects are exhibited as themselves and used for artistic composition.

Object art was a means of expression of Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism, and in the course of their development to the present day had spawned various presentation techniques.

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.

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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