Primarily through the lost wax casting method, we have a wonderful range of beautiful bronze sculptures available. This collection of bronze sculpture shows the very best of what can be done with the material. We are always on the hunt for the most interesting and talented sculptors on the scene and have pieces from both established masters and exciting newer artists. From animal themed bronzes to figurative sculptures to pieces of surreal artwork, this selection will have a something for everyone.
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Long-lasting and Great for Gifts
Pick one of these pieces up and it will add a stunning focal point to any spot in the home. We would also recommend one of these bronze sculptures as a gift for someone special. Not only do they look astounding now, but the quality of the material is such that they will be long-lasting. A bronze sculpture, when given as a gift, can be a permanent reminder of your love and best wishes to someone special in your life.
The Advantages of Bronze
Modern bronze will tend to be about 88% copper and 12% tin. But this ratio and composition has varied throughout history. The mixture sometimes included zinc, lead, nickel, iron and other metals. Perhaps the most well-known use of bronze comes in sculpture. It is such a perfect fit for this artform primarily because bronze alloys have the unique property of expanding slightly just before they set. This means that bronze is extremely useful for artists working in sculpture: it means that they can fill in the finest of details much more easily when casting than would be the case if the material did not expand. As the bronze cools, it then shrinks once more. This means that the bronze then easily separates from the mould as it cools.
History of Bronze Sculpture
Bronze sculpture has an ancient history that goes back to the birth of smelting metals. All the greatest ancient civilisations worked with bronze in their arts. Some of the oldest bronze sculptures date back to the Harappan civilisation, who were around in approximately 2500 BCE. This tradition stayed strong through the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. However, after these civilisations past, in the time that Christianity was spreading, bronze became predominantly relegated to artillery and other utilitarian purposes. It took the rebirth of the arts in the Renaissance period to give this nearly lost artform a much-needed boost.
Bronze Sculptures Today
After the Renaissance period, bronze sculpture once again saw a drought. It then received another big push after the Industrial Revolution. At this time, there was a huge explosion of production. With this explosion came an abundance of the tools necessary to make bronze sculpture available on a larger scale. This was particularly notable in Paris of the mid-1800s.
Today we are pleased to be able to say that the artform is going strong. This collection of bronze sculpture has some stunning examples, both larger and smaller pieces in a variety of themes and styles.
Solid bronze sculpture from various artists and made in various ways including cold cast and foundry bronze methods. There is also a variety of sizes available in limited edition and open edition pieces.