Benvenuto Cellini:
Statue of liberty "Perseus with the head of Medusa",art bronze


Benvenuto Cellini:
Statue of liberty "Perseus with the head of Medusa",art bronze

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Museum replica | Bronze Art | Handmade | Height: 72 cm

Benvenuto Cellini: Statue of liberty "Perseus with the head of Medusa",art bronze

In Florence, the unique Renaissance artist on behalf of Duke Cosimo de Medici created the famous bronze statue of Perseus for the Loggia dei Lanzi and thus the brilliant climax of the Florentine sculpture of that time. The allegorical statue of liberty represent the heroic victory over the dark forces with divine assistance. It symbolized such triumphs then preferably with severed heads.

Original: Museo Nazionale del Bargello, florence. Bronze. Around 1550.

Ars Mundi Museum polymeric replica, hand cast, brazed surface. Total Height: 72 cm.

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(Rebirth). Designation of art from about 1350 until the 16th century.

A state of mind that developed in Florence in the late 14th century that was retrospectively classified as rebirth of the classical ideals of Greek and Roman antiquity. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the Renaissance spread first over Italy and then all over Western Europe and determined the entire artistic creation. Such brilliant artists as Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Dürer, Holbein, Cranach and Fouquet created their immortal works by following the humanistic premises and putting a human being in the center of all thinking.

Renaissance experienced its heyday in literature through dramatic works and poems of William Shakespeare.

At the end of the 16th century, Renaissance had to make way to the luxury of baroque before its ideas had their rebirth in the classicism of the 18th century.

Bronze powder bound by a polymer. By special polishing and patination techniques the surface of the casting gets a look that corresponds to the bronze.

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.

The mold is usually taken directly from the original, so that the replica reproduces even the finest details. After casting the replica, using the most appropriate method, the surface is polished, patinated, gilded or painted according to the original.

A replica of ars mundi is a recognizable image of the original.

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