Annette Diekemper:
Horse sculpture, Arab mare "Young Dream", bronze


Annette Diekemper:
Horse sculpture, Arab mare "Young Dream", bronze

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Ars mundi exclusive edition | Limited, 199 exemplars | Serially numbered | Signed | Bronze | Hand-patinated and polished | Format 22 x 12 x 10 cm (W/H/D) | Weight 1.3 kg

Annette Diekemper: Horse sculpture, Arab mare "Young Dream", bronze

Herself an active rider for 25 years, Annette Diekemper is a great supporter of the classical art of equitation. With a great sensitivity, she captures the full complexity of fascinating animal breed, temper and charisma, managing to convey it to the viewer vividly and unadulterated. The artist presents in greatest detail the muscle flexion of this majestic being - a masterpiece of modern animal art. 

Fine bronze sculpture using the lost wax technique, hand-patinated and polished. Limited edition, 199 exemplars, serially numbered and signed. Format 22 x 12 x 10 cm, weight 1.3 kg. ars mundi exclusive edition.

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The sculptor Annette Diekemper, born in 1959 in Gütersloh, follows with her naturalist works the art of the great animaliers of Jules Mêne and Antoine Barye, who enjoyed great success with their deigns in Parisian Salons.

Her concern is to represent animals in their aspect and behavior, as authentically as possible, and to capture thus a snapshot of the nature beauty.

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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