Marc van Megen:
Sculpture "Spanish Roses", Bronze

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Marc van Megen:
Sculpture "Spanish Roses", Bronze

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Limited, 99 copies | Numbered | Signed | Punched | Bronze | Patinated | Polished | Height 94 cm

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Marc van Megen: Sculpture "Spanish Roses", Bronze

With the help of his delicate bronze sculptures, the Dutchman Marc van Megen opens a door in the world of the phantasy and idealism, which is far from the reality of the everyday life.

Sculpture in bronze. Limited world edition of 99 copies. Lost wax casting technique. Finely polished, patinated in different colors, numbered, signed and stamped. Height 94 cm.

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The Dutchman Marc van Megen, born in Venlo on the 6th of August 1968, felt the inner urge during his studies at the Academy of Industrial Design in Eindhoven to give way to his immense creativity in shape of the bronze sculptures production. Studying in 1992, he has developed into a visual artist, whose work is constantly revolving around the imaginative, detailed representation of the feminine.

Van Megen gives the viewer the opportunity to move into an unreal world in which limitations do not seem to exist. His sculptures are an exciting mixture of nature, Art Nouveau and Surrealism, mostly underlaid with a touch of mythology.

Exhibitions of his works in various first-class galleries show that the art of Megens meets the spirit of the time.

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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