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ART DECO BRONZE AND IVORY SCULPTURES

ALSO KNOWN AS CHRYSELEPHANTINE, STARTED IN THE 1920'S AND 30'S IN EUROPE .THE ART DECO PERIOD WAS A SHORT ERA DUE TO THE EFFECTS OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION. THE MAJORITY OF THESE BRONZE AND IVORY SCULPTURES ARE MADE WITH THREE MEDIAS; BRONZE,IVORY AND ONYX MARBLE. THE ARTISTS OFTEN DEPICT THEATHER DANCERS AND LADIES OF THE 1920'S IN FULL COSTUME DRESS. MOST OF THESE SCULPTURES HAVE THEIR FACES , HANDS AND OTHER PARTS MADE OUT OF HAND CARVED ELEPHANT IVORY. THE BRONZE CASTINGS ARE CREATED USING THE OLDEST KNOWN FORM OF CASTING THE LOST WAX METHOD WHICH ENSURES THE HIGHEST QUALITY DUE TO THE INTERNATIONAL BAN ON ELEPHANT IVORY WHICH TOOK PLACE ON THE 8 TH OF JUNE 1989 MAKES THESE SCULPTURES AN INVESTMENT DUE TO THE RARE IVORY MEDIA.. THE BASES FOR THESE SCULPTURES ARE MADE OF ONYX AND MARBLE AND ARE USUALLY HIGHLY ELABORATED. ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS ARTIST FROM THIS ERA IS DEMETRI CHIPARUS WHO WAS WELL KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD FOR HIS MANY DANCERS.


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Location: United states
Category: Arte
URL: http://www.empiregallery.net
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Date Entered: sábado, 24 de mayo de 2008

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