The bronze sculpture occupies a large place in artistic activity. For three millennia, the practice of lost wax has traveled through time and still shapes the center of art.
Art expresses itself in many ways. It is a free concept that depends on the time and place of its representation. Nevertheless, the term can designate architecture, literature, sculpture, painting, music, dance or poetry. In particular, modern art also includes cinema, theater, photography and comics.
The Realization Of A Bronze Sculpture With Lost Wax
The design of a metal sculpture is done in different ways: by modeling, forming, casting technique, sizing technique.
However, the Lost Wax Casting is the most commonly used. This technique makes it possible to reproduce in detail the work the artist is looking for.
The Modeling Of The Wax
In order to be able to create a metal sculpture it is necessary to have a raw model. The lost wax process begins with making a replica from wax. It is done with bare hands. This modeling makes it possible to satisfy the creator's desire to the nearest millimeter. The traditional method and the modern method differ in some points.
The Traditional Technique: Wax And Terracotta
Once the wax model is ready, it is coated with a layer of clay that is added to a pouring stick. Then another layer of dried donkey droppings is added from Wiki. The whole thing is tied up with wire if the work is of large dimensions. You let it dry and put it on a fire so that the wax is made from it, hence the name of the technique.
As soon as the wax is removed, the clam is baked on a high fire for hours. This will harden the mold and unload the tool from the donkey droppings. When we're done, we'll cast the bronze. The traditional melters dispose of the mussels, which were previously heated to 1200 ° C in the sand. You pour the liquid bronze directly or with a device.
Then it remains to wait for the cooling and destroy the mold to make room for the statue. The executions can take place at this point in time (polishing, grinding, etc.).