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Modern Outlook In Bronze Sculptures

Mar 10, 2008
Bronze is a metal that is used for crafting sculptures, weapons and house hold items. Bronze expands on cooling and melts easily making it the ideal metal for sculptures. After chipping away the clay, bronze statue was revealed that showed a hollow statue with realistic appearance. Garden decorations, knobs and bronze statues are made of bronze as it can weather all climatic conditions without rusting.

Bronze sculptures have anti rust quality which makes them very popular.

Many artists have made bronze sculpture crafting a profession and have made a name for themselves in the field of sculpture. Bronze sculptures to every taste are available with different theme sizes and shapes for indoor and outdoor decorations.

Bronze is a metal that is used for crafting sculptures, weapons and house hold items. It has been in use for more than 5,000 years and archeology has yielded artifacts and weapons made from this metal. First used in Iran, Iraq and Turkey during the 3,500 BC, while Indian subcontinent has a rich cache of archeological bronze artifacts.

The basic alloy of bronze contains tin and aluminum while traces of silicon and phosphorous can be detected. Bronze expands on cooling and melts easily making it the ideal metal for sculptures. The first instance of life like sculptures was seen during the Greek period which started out with bronze sheet welded and crafted into objects. It was later that the refined bronze statues were made by making clay models and lining them with a layer of wax.

Braced with iron nails and molten wax was poured in melting the wax and gave bronze the required space to fill in. After chipping away the clay, bronze statue was revealed that showed a hollow statue with realistic appearance. This innovative style of crafting is known even today as Lost Wax technique and used after fine modifications.

The bronze metal is one of the favorite metals for sculpting and there are many products that are being crafted like candle stands, decorative art objects and sculptures. Garden decorations, knobs and bronze statues are made of bronze as it can weather all climatic conditions without rusting.

Usual themes include wildlife, animals, famous scenes, people and nature. These themes can be seen in bronze statues depending upon the taste of the artist. Sizes and bulk of the sculptures differ and you can get one to suit your taste. Bronze sculptures have anti rust quality which makes them very popular.

Many artists have made bronze sculpture crafting a profession and have made a name for themselves in the field of sculpture. However, due to intense demands, there are many fake copies that circulate in the market. When you are buying a genuine bronze sculpture, you should either have the knowledge to judge or ask someone who knows who knows about them.

The methods, types and themes differ with artists and countries. Buying online is a good idea as you can see the variety of sculptures offered in different parts of the world. Bronze sculptures to every taste are available with different theme sizes and shapes for indoor and outdoor decorations.
About the Author
Anita Satin Choudhary writes for http://www.IvoryAndArt.com Gallery. Browse the gallery for unique collection of artifacts ranging from Bronze sculpture to Agate Sculpture.
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