Greek Hero Perseus Holding the Head of Medusa Bronze Sculpture Statue on Marble Base 15" x 12"

SKU: XN-2288
Total Dimensions: Height 15'' x Width 12''
Approximate Weight: 12 LBS
Original Reproduction: Original
Cellini?s bronze sculpture of Perseus Beheading the Medusa was the defining masterpiece of the Florentine sculptor?s career. Much has been written about it but, of particular interest, is Michael Cole?s 1999 article, ?Cellini?s Blood?, in which he relates how this was the first major bronze sculpture cast in Florence for half a century.1 The story goes that as Perseus slit the Medusa?s neck, the winged horse Pegasus sprang from her blood and flew up to Zeus in the heavens, thus becoming a symbol for poetic inspiration. In that sense the gushing blood, a notably new element in Cellini?s conception, symbolizes creation and the creative process. The bronze sculpture was molded using the ancient method of lost-wax casting and finished with a brown patina tarnish. The sculpture is mounted upon a black variegated marble base with the artist Aldo Vitaleh signature.


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Hot cast bronze is created by pouring a molten metal mixture into a mold.  Before the metal can be poured, our artists must first create the mold on a medium such as clay, rubber, or wood.  Each mold allows for a limited number of pours, and therefore a limited amount of sculptures can be created in any given round of production before the mold is destroyed and the artist must create a new mold.

Cold cast is actually made from resins and plastics which are painted over. They are cheaper, lighter, and less durable.

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