Bernhard Jäger:
Bronze sculpture "Tongue for Einstein" with artist's book


Bernhard Jäger:
Bronze sculpture "Tongue for Einstein" with artist's book

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Limited, 180 pieces | Numbered | Signed | Bronze | Handmade | Patinated | Partly polished | Dimensions 40 x 14 cm (W / H) | Weight: 1 kg | Monograph | Size: 35 x 27 cm | 272 pages | 386 pictures

Bernhard Jäger: Bronze sculpture "Tongue for Einstein" with artist's book

A scandal was the photo of the gray-haired Nobel Prize winner Einstein. It shows the creator of relativity theory actually far stretched out tongue. Bernhard Jager with his bronze sculpture sets to the bright calmness and smiling distance of this great physicist "tongue for Einstein "an as well deep like pleasant monument. The face is reduced to the clear shape of a square. Through numerous individual tracks, radiates sophistication and wisdom, unveiled but at the same time, irony and humour, and revealed thus outstanding traits of genius. Mischievously, the bronze Einstein the viewer stretches out his overSize:d tongue and presents a series of coloured pencils on his head instead of flowing hair. As the artist would play a joke on the Viewer, tongue and pins are so worked that they give the illusion of different matter. Only on second glance, you can see that "Tongue for Einstein" is completely cast in bronze.

Sculpture in fine bronze, patinated, partly polished. Hand cast lost wax. Limited edition of180 pieces, numbered and signed. Height: 40 cm. Width 14 cm. Weight: 1 kg. With additional monograph about Bernhard Jager and his work "Work from 50 years" by Friedhelm Haring. Book size: 35 x 27 cm. Scope: 272 pages. 386 illustrations.

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German painter, printmaker, sculptor

Born in 1935 in Munich. 1957-1960 studies at the Academy of Design in Offenbach am Main. Since 1985 he heads the night school of the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Bernhard Jäger is a member of the Darmstadt Secession. Numerous exhibitions have made known his work. In 1998 he won the Price of Heitland Foundation. Works in public collections (selection): Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Rose Art Museum, Brunswick; San Francisco Museum of Art; Kunsthalle Nurnberg; Klingspor Museum, Offenbach

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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Sand casting

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.

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