HISTORY OF BRONZE ART
Mankind has created artistic images of the world around him ever since the beginning of recorded history. Starting with the first smelting of metals, sculptures have been part of man's attempt to add beauty to his existence.
The earliest known “Lost-wax” casting dates from early dynasties of Egypt, nearly 7,000 years ago, when metal was poured into “investments” of fired clay that had been shaped with the help of wax that was melted, or “lost”.
Then, sometime between 4,000 and 3,000 B.C., bronze was discovered, probably by accident, as being a metal that was harder than copper or tin alone. Thus began the era known as the Bronze Age. Ancient “lost-wax” bronze castings have withstood the centuries, visually telling the tale of past cultures, their religions, and their social structures.
For example, Chinese bronzes depicted ceremonial images; Indian and Egyptian castings symbolized deities; Africans cast images of nature; and the Greeks recreated the human form.
Many of these cultures have since grown obsolete, their religions have evolved and societies have changed. Elements of the “lost-wax” process have been refined. Yet today, bronze casting is essentially the same as it was in 2,000 B.C. during the Akkadian period. Click HERE to request more info
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For all private or corporate commission by our gallery artists, please contact Sunil Vilas call 01462 677455 or email: Sunil@vilasart.co.uk
We proudly present our ICAS gallery artists selection of Bronze art included in our current exhibition, kindly contact our gallery to arrange viewing by appointment.