Magnus Kleine-Tebbe:
Sculpture ‘Dancer’, version in bronze


Magnus Kleine-Tebbe:
Sculpture ‘Dancer’, version in bronze

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ars mundi exclusive edition | Limited, 199 copies | Numbered | Signed | Version in bronze | Patinated | Polished | Format 36 x 18 x 13.5 cm (H/W/D)

Magnus Kleine-Tebbe: Sculpture ‘Dancer’, version in bronze

Edition in bronze, lost-wax casting method, patinated and polished by hand. Limited edition of 199 copies, numbered and signed. Format 36 x 18 x 13.5 cm (H/W/D). ars mundi exclusive edition.

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The name Kleine-Tebbe represents interest in people. While three siblings of the sculptor work in the clinical field in different fields, Magnus Kleine-Tebbe has also, however, completely dedicated to the human figure and themes in the artistic sense.

Born in 1966 in Bremen, Magnus Kleine-Tebbe came early into contact with artistic creation. He spent his youth mainly with the sketchpad in the Kunsthalle Bremen. As the son of an architect he benefited from the ability of perspective drawing and of detecting forms in art and nature.

The study in Nuremberg at the Academy of Arts at the Hans Wimmer successor Professor Uhlig, strengthened Kleine-Tebbe talent of figurative representation. He developed his own style with confidence, who knows how to skilfully combine with modern elements, the renaissance-like design language. (Muse from Bauhaus).

A scholarship while studying allowed him a longer stay in the Italian city of Carrara marble, where he could study and perfecting his skills in the stone processing.

After studying Kleine-Tebbe came to the Technical University Braunschweig, where the Institute of elemental forms, he was an assistant to Professor Weber Courses. During his six-year assistantship he received major orders in the field of sculpture and eventually was able to hold nationwide as a freelance sculptor.

Frequently Magnus Kleine-Tebbe treated his biblical themes, with highlight its characters through a strong expressiveness.

As one of the few artists Kleine-Tebbe is working his sculptures from scratch. From the first design sketches, through detailed drawings and small plasticize models, eventually developing the concrete form of his characters, which he then in stone, plaster, wood, terracotta or bronze realized. Many of his life-size work can be seen already in the public domain.

In addition to his sculptural work Magnus Kleine-Tebbe supervised the master classes at the Stone mason Center Königslutter in the subjects drawing, modeling and stylistics.

A brief look at selected works of the sculptor Magnus Kleine-Tebbe in Braunschweig: "Anointing" (limestone) - development area Timmerlah, 38120, In Sommerfeld "Agape and eros" (Wood) - Pockelstr 22, 38106 Braunschweig "Bathsheba" (Bronze) - Pockelstr 14, the Audimax foyer TU "Laodicea" (marble) - Pockelstr 11, in front of the House of Science

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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