John Biro, Rossen Stanoev, Ted Schaal, Alexander Iv Ivanov, Gabor Bertalan, Plamen Yordanov, Donatella Richtman, Matthew Sudlow, Zlatan Stoilov, Chi Azo, Ho Baron offering original Bronze Sculptures artworks. For thousands of years Bronze has been the most popular metal for cast metal sculptures. This material has been used for statues, reliefs, small statuettes, figurines and even furniture. Bronze alloys expand slightly before they set, thus making it perfect to fill in the finest details of a mould. The strength of bronze is advantageous for sculptural compositions when compared to marble or ceramics. Very few sculptures from ancient times have survived because of the value of the bronze. We can still gaze upon "The Victorious Youth" from 310 B.C Greece, or Chinese ritual bronze objects from the Shang Dynasty or African bronze sculptures from Benin Africa as well as Lorenzo Ghiberti's gilt-bronze doors of the Baptistry in Florence, many master pieces have been melted down over the centuries. Casting bronze sculptures can be done using lost-wax casting, sand casting and centrifugal casting methods. Each has it's advantages and disadvantages for artists to work with. Large bronze sculptures are usually created by preparing a small study model until final compositional elements are determined. Then a large final scale model will be created. Luckily with modern techniques such as welding bronze sculptures can be assembled from multiple cast pieces. Before this large sculptures were usually cast in one piece with a single pour of bronze. Of course a higher failure rate resulted. After a bronze sculpture has had its final polishing done many artists apply some form of corrosive material to get a patina that allows to control the color and finish. However many bronze works lost to meltdown many artists today and throughout history have produced fantastic and high quality sculptures. Names such as Donatello, Andrea del Verrochio, Cellini, Rodin, Brancusi, Archipenko, Henry Moore, Giacometti and Louise Bourgeois immediately come to mind when looking at bronze.
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