Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


January 27th, 2015
World Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day

February 1st, 2015
National Freedom Day

February 2nd, 2015
Groundhog Day

February 4th, 2015
Tu B'Shevat

February 4th, 2015
World Cancer Day

February 12th, 2015
Lincoln's Birthday

February 14th, 2015
Valentine's Day

February 16th, 2015
Daisy Gatson Bates Day

February 16th, 2015
Presidents' Day

February 17th, 2015
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

February 18th, 2015
Ash Wednesday

February 19th, 2015
Chinese New Year

February 20th, 2015
World Day of Social Justice

February 21st, 2015
International Mother Language Day

 



Search:

Greek Discobolus Myron Statue Discus Thrower Bronze Sculpture Athlete Art Marble For Sale

Greek Discobolus Myron Statue Discus Thrower Bronze Sculpture Athlete Art Marble

bronze_deal Greek Discobolus Myron statue Discus Thrower Bronze Sculpture Athlete Art Marble














Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition.
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 16" x Width 11"
Marble Dimensions:Diameter 8"
Height without base: 15"
Weight :15 LBS
Inventory :53Y2995835

This is a bronze replica of "The Discobolus of Myron" which is a famous Greek sculpture that was completed towards the end of the Severe period, circa 460-450 BC. The original Greek bronze is lost. It is known through numerous Roman copies, both full-scale ones in marble. Here a discus thrower is depicted about to release his throw. The moment thus captured in the statue is an example of rhythms, harmony and balance one that has endured a pattern of athletic energy. The potential energy expressed in this sculpture's tightly-wound pose, expressing the moment of stasis just before the release, is an example of the advancement of Classical sculpture from Archaic. The sculpture was cast using the early method of lost-wax casting and stained with a brown patina finish for preservation. It is mounted upon a black marble base with the artist Myron's signature.


Myron of Eleutherae (Greek) working circa 480-440 BC, was an Athenian sculptor from the mid-5th century BC. He was born in Eleutherae on the borders of Boeotia and Attica. According to Pliny's Natural History. He worked almost exclusively in bronze, and though he made some statues of gods and heroes, his fame rested principally upon his representations of athletes, in which he made a revolution, according to commentators in antiquity, by introducing greater boldness of pose and a more perfect rhythm, subordinating the parts to the whole.

Bronze Sculpture Casting Tour

The process of bringing a bronze sculpture to life using
the lost-wax method is something you'll appreciate after taking
this tour- Enjoy The Lost Wax Casting Process

Here Artist original clay sculpture is nearly ready for the foundry. Note the artist is still adding the finishing touches.

Most sculptors prefer to work with clay or wax; some however, do use wood and other mediums. Here the finished original clay is now complete. The sculptor will take it to the foundry now, get a offer then begin the first stages of the lost wax process.

The first step can be shocking for some as they begin to decide how this original will be cut up.

In order to prepare the original clay sculpture for molding, it will be dissected by cutting the clay with wire and by cutting the armature with a saw. The armature is what helped support the clay in place while the artist was creating it. Note the registration marks which later in the process will serve to realign the parts.

Shown here are the sections of the original clay sculpture after having been dissected.

Now the various parts of the original are carefully mounted on clay plugs before the rubber mold material is applied. The clay plug later serves as a pour spout for the mold.

As you can see now they begin painting the latex rubber onto the original together with the clay plus that's been added in layers. Notice the shim line that will alter serve as a separation line for dividing the mold in half.

A lock and tab system has been applied (see the edge) so that the mold will be able to be opened and closed securely. Once the rubber mold has been completed, a plaster or fiberglass "mother" mold is applied to the outside which will preserve the integrity of the rubber mold.

The "mother" mold is now complete, the next step is to separate the two halves of the mold and remove the original from inside.

The next step is to remove the artists' original and reassemble the clean, empty mold. Now a way pattern will be poured by building several layers of the hot wax within the rubber mold. A layer is poured, allowed to dry until there is about a 1/4 inch thick wax pattern made of the artists' original. It is very important to note that the wax pattern is a hollow duplicate of the artists' original.

Now the wax pattern is taken to the wax "chasing" room of the foundry. Here much time is dedicated to the restoration of the wax pattern to the exact likeness of the artist original. All bubbles and imperfections are "chased" away in this process.

Eventually there will need to be a way for the hot, molten bronze to funnel its way into a ceramic type mold, shown here the wax pattern is sprued and mounted on a wax cup. The red spures serve as gates and vents later in the process.

Notice the wax trees are then taken to what is known as the slurry room where the time consuming process of building the ceramic shell will begin.

First the wax tree is dipped into a slurry tub and coated. The slurry itself is basically made up of colloidal silica.

While it is still wet, the tree is coated with the first layer of sand which is made up of fused silica. This process takes about 8 days to complete. Each day it is dipped in slurry and once again coated with the silica sand. The silica sand used goes from very coarse to very fine beginning to end. Eventually the shell will be approximately 1/2 inch thick.

The complete, dry shell (remember it still contains the wax pattern inside) is placed in the burnout kiln where the shell is cured and the wax pattern is melted out, hence the term "lost wax". Each time another number in the edition is cast a new wax pattern must be made from the mother mold which is again lost in the process.

Now the shell is ready to receive the molten bronze. It is poured at a temperature of about 2,000 *F.

After the bronze is cooled, the shell cracks on its own accord and is manually removed from the bronze. This could also be called the "lost shell" method if casting. The sculpture is now "metal on the floor".

Any gates and vents are removed from each section of the sculpture and the pieces are then welded back together. One can realize the tremendous time and labor involved just up to this point.

Once the pieces of the sculpture have been reunited, or welded back together, the weld lines are then tooled out and any imperfections in the metal are corrected. This takes place in the metal room where the critical talent of the artisan's transforms the parts into a hollow bronze duplicate of the original clay model.

The completed metal sculpture is then heated with a torch in order to make it ready to receive patina.

The patina process is the result of chemical and heat applied in layers. This is an art in itself and requires years of training to master. No two patinas can turn out exactly alike.

It can take anywhere from 8 to 16 weeks for one casting depending how busy a foundry is.

In conclusion, remember that as an example if there are going to be 100 bronze casting in the edition, this whole process is done over and over for each number in the edition. They are truly original castings. The only step that can be "re-used" in casting another number in the edition is the "mother mold" in the very beginning. Once all numbers have been cast (the amount of numbers is decided by the artist before casting begins), the mother mold is destroyed.


inkfrog terapeak
i000000

inkFrog Analytics


Greek Discobolus Myron Statue Discus Thrower Bronze Sculpture Athlete Art Marble

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

Greek Discobolus Myron Statue Discus Thrower Bronze Sculpture Athlete Art Marble:
$119




  Bronze Greek Roman Goddess Athena Minerva Female Sculpture Statue Mytholog Art picture
Bronze Greek Roman Goddess Athena Minerva Female Sculpture Statue Mytholog Art


Quarter Sawn White Oak Mission Table Or Stand /end Table picture
Quarter Sawn White Oak Mission Table Or Stand /end Table


Signed Canova Traditional Crest Power Behind Shield Bronze Art Deco Sculpture Nr picture
Signed Canova Traditional Crest Power Behind Shield Bronze Art Deco Sculpture Nr


Vintage Cretan Cup 1930's Made In Greece
Vintage Cretan Cup 1930's Made In Greece "margo"


Gilt Wood Mirror 21
Gilt Wood Mirror 21" X 19" Overall - 10" X 8" Aperture - Solid Wood - 10kg


Reproduction Antique Sofa picture
Reproduction Antique Sofa


Signed Art Deco Vitaleh Belly Dancer Bronze Marble Sculpture Statue Figurine  picture
Signed Art Deco Vitaleh Belly Dancer Bronze Marble Sculpture Statue Figurine


Pirate W/ Parrot Bronze Marble Sculpture Original Milo  Figurine  picture
Pirate W/ Parrot Bronze Marble Sculpture Original Milo Figurine


Art Nouveau Man With Horse & Falcon Bronze Marble Sculpture Figurine Deco Mene picture
Art Nouveau Man With Horse & Falcon Bronze Marble Sculpture Figurine Deco Mene


Bronze Nude Female Woman Statue Sculpture Antique Fnsh Marble Lovely Figurine picture
Bronze Nude Female Woman Statue Sculpture Antique Fnsh Marble Lovely Figurine