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balzac in tormented bronze: oveheated with emotional excess

When is a sculpture not just a sculpture? That it is so intertwined with politics that its initial artistic impulse becomes lost in the quagmire of the partisan. That is what transpired with the sculpture of Honore de Balzac executed … Continue reading

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BLUE RIBBON BRONZE

The ancient marvels of bronze casting and sculpture could not be matched by medieval man. But, they were seen by Donatello, the sculptor who., like Ghiberti, bestrides the opening decades of the Renaissance. ┬áIt was Donatello who created for the … Continue reading

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LET HE WHO CASTS THE FIRST BRONZE

The long history of bronze has had many dark ages spaced through it, and the lost sculptures overwhelmingly outnumber the survivals. Among them the bronze Colossus of Rhodes, a wonder of the world, stood a hundred and twenty feet high … Continue reading

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